Trump's View of the Media (all except FOX) and their Criticism
Trump's Legal Approach to Media Critics
(Forthcoming it seems)
While he was still a presidential candidate, Donald Trump floated out the idea of changing the libel laws to make it easier to sue media outlets over their reporting. Now that he’s president, it appears that this is potentially one promise that he’s looking to keep, commenting last month about changing the laws to go after the New York Times.
Appearing on ABC’s This Week, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus was pressed on this and he let it be known that the administration is considering going down that path. (NOTE: All that isn’t clear since libel laws are different in every state.)
“I think it’s something that we’ve looked at, and how that gets executed or whether that goes anywhere is a different story,” Priebus told Priebus told ABC host Jonathan Karl.
Priebus is the former head of the RNC – he then went on to complain about 24/7 cable news networks and other outlets devoting stories on Russia/Trump that “have no basis in fact.”
Karl then asked: “So you think the president should be able to sue the New York Times for stories he doesn’t like?”
Karl then pushed back after Priebus statements and asked: “[… do you think Trump] “He should have a right to sue them.” Priebus said that they are looking into it.
That short ABC clip is from here:
Related article that helps answer this question “who is behind Trump’s maddening thinking.” Recall that Bannon once said he wanted “deconstruct America.”
Yep this Alt-right nitwit:
Bannon and Priebus (behind the scenes)
The bottom line as it were (in my view): Trump wants to redesign America and Bannon is helping (pretty sure of that aspect) — change our values, customs, traditions, and entire democratic structure and toss all processes and now our legal system as well. All as if it were some sort of personal toy or business project that he and his family wants and needs and apparently at any cost except on their terms and that is based on all he has said and done up to this point.
So, when will the public as a whole wake up and see him for who and what he is really is: A dangerous and skilled con artist.
That is the $64,000 question isn't it?