Okee Sydney-Obiukwu, Editor-in-Chief; reviews Donald Trump’s relationship with the media, referencing agency reports.
It would be like stating the obvious, if we argue that Donald Trump would be roundly defeated, if the American polity were to be made up only of journalists. Because so far in the turbulent campaign of the maverick politician, no love at all, has been lost between him and the members of the third estate of the realm-the mass media.
Mr. trump known to shoot randomly at anything that disagrees with his world view or defined and undefined political interest, has had a swell time cutting selected media platforms and their representatives to size, and seems not to be done yet with this untoward mud-slinging.
The Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday issued a scorching condemnation of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as a threat to press freedom “unknown in modern history.”
The independent nonprofit, which defends the rights of journalists, acknowledged that its denunciation was “an unprecedented step” and that it was sparked by the billionaire mogul’s threats against journalists and vilification of the media.
Sandra Mims Rowe, the chairman of CPJ’s board, said in a statement that Trump consistently betrays First Amendment values. She also noted that her organization passed a resolution on Oct. 6 declaring him an “unprecedented threat to the rights of journalists” and their ability to advocate for press freedom throughout the world.
“Since the beginning of his candidacy, Trump has insulted and vilified the press and has made his opposition to the media a centerpiece of his campaign. Trump has routinely labeled the press as ‘dishonest’ and ‘scum’ and singled out individual news organizations and journalists,” she said.