Are the press (media) the enemy of the people. Trump Thinks so. What say you?

Freedom of the press is the right to circulate opinions in print without censorship by the government. Americans enjoy freedom of the press under the First Amendment to the Constitution, which states: ‘Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech or of the press .’

It says Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of the press. But doesn’t the President calling them the enemy of the people in essence abridge the freedom of the press by merely saying they are the enemy of the people?

Maybe not. But what about censorship. The press publishes a story about the President…in this case the Washington Post. And he starts tweeting and talking about the press ( media) being the enemy of the people. Isn’t he in essence trying to stifle the press or censor what is believable or what is not?

Shouldn’t it be up to the people to decide?

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I like it…his supporters argue he never said it… so trump decides to kick them in the nuts and say it…

I mean He says it and he’s not making any laws abridging the press’s rights. But by saying it isn’t he trying to censor what the press, in this case what the Washington Post has written and attempt to make it seem false?

So, is it official now; are we truly on the road to a fascist state?

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seems that way doesn’t it?

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I dont think its censorship…he is creating a divide and lubing his base of with hating the media…this way they wont believe the media when trumo bends them over

What a disgusting and completely unAmerican statement by Fat Donald.

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I truly don’t believe that Trump cares about America half as much as he cares about himself.

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Stochastic terrorism. Make no mistake about it, that there is a “lone wolf” being developed right now from this rhetoric, and it WILL result in another attack.

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But doesn’t that creation of a divide lead to censorship. I mean if the President of the United States now can come out on Twitter, or in the press and say the media is the enemy of the people and his supporters believe that. Hasn’t he in essence limited roughly 50% of the voting population from even hearing the media anymore. His mere belief that the media is the enemy creates censorship in my opinion.

For those of us who don’t use Bigly words like Mr. Nebraska over here…

noun

the public demonization of a person or group resulting in the incitement of a violent act, which is statistically probable but whose specifics cannot be predicted:
The lone-wolf attack was apparently influenced by the rhetoric of stochastic terrorism.

Thanks Mr. Smarty Pants for making me have to go to the dictionary today. Gawd!

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Thats on them really of they want to remain ignorant

What good is this place if we don’t ocassionally learn something new my friend?

Anywho…Stay Fresh Cheese Bag! :wink:

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I agree with this. But I also think he would censor them if he could get away with it.

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He would throw them in jail if he could.

Are you Bill O’Reilly now with the word of the day?

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Lock them up! Yeah, he would.

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I heard nf likes to talk on the phone.

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Maybe he would shoot them in the middle of 5th Avenue if he could.

I wouldnt put it past him…he would make that stupid face he made when he sat in that truck…