Ever since Donald Trump announced his candidacy, he’s been at odds with the mainstream liberal media. During his campaign for the Presidency, Trump had to beat Hillary Clinton, the entire Democratic Party, the GOP establishment, and the mainstream media.
President Trump continues to fight the mainstream media, using social media to communicate his message to Americans.
News outlets are also at each other’s throats.
Fox recently ran a segment alleging that an article in The NY Times was responsible for allowing ISIS leader al-Baghdadi to escape.
The President cited the segment to attack the NY Times:
President Trump tweeted that the “failing” New York Times “foiled” an attempt to kill al-Baghdadi.
On Sunday, The Times asked for an apology for what it termed as a “malicious and inaccurate segment” by Fox.
Fox fired back with a loaded statement of their own:
“The FoxNews.com story was already updated online and Fox & Friends will also provide an updated story to viewers tomorrow morning based on the FoxNews.com report. For all of their concern about accuracy, The New York Times didn’t reach out to anyone at Fox News until Sunday afternoon for a story that ran Friday night.”
Allen B. West reports:
Since Donald Trump took office in January, much attention has been paid to his relationship with the media. Whether he was taking networks to task on Twitter, or not allowing cameras at press briefings, his often tenuous relationship with the media is well documented.
Of course, the media’s poor standing with the White House isn’t without merit. In a recent Harvard study, researchers showed that almost every outlet featured overwhelmingly negative coverage of the president. Clearly, Trump has every right to call out the kind of coverage he has received.