In a sense, Trump is right about the media/press when he calls them the “enemy of the people.” The media puts profit before democracy, thus the American people, by covering the liar-in-chief no matter what he does. They regurgitate his every utterance. And in the process give his insane rants legitimacy. All because sensationalism comes before exposing his corruption. If they had done their jobs he would not have become president in the first place:
Much is being made of the president’s targeting of CNN’s Jim Acosta, but TV news bears as much blame as anyone for our democracy’s dystopian decline, culminating in the presidency of an ignoramus with a personality disorder.
With Congress supine and the courts packed by Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., readily consumable news stands as the last guardrail of American democracy. Yet rather than fulfilling that vital role, TV news unwittingly amplified Donald Trump’s propaganda during the 2016 presidential election and now perpetuates it with such blind reliability that it must surprise even him.