President creates accountability surveys which asks to grade press performance – and report cases of unfairness.
I find the Daily Mail’s coverage of this story to be a perfect example of what Trump is talking about.
Trump’s journalism police: President calls on the help of his fans by sending ‘accountability surveys’ which ask them to grade the press’ performance – and report cases of ‘unfairness’
- The president sent out the survey just hours after he ranted against the press
- It included questions that had a similar tone to much of Trump’s earlier remarks
- ‘You are our last line of defense against the media’s hit jobs,’ a Trump letter read
- Trump stepped up his attacks on the press while speaking at the White House
Look at the sneering tone of the article. Trump is ranting. We are called fans, and the use of scare quotes around unfairness implies that the notion is preposterous, which is pretty “unfair.”
The Daily Mail continues-
The questions are written in a way that supports Trump’s frequent claim he has been the victim of a big, bad, media class that is out to get him.
Trump attacked almost all media outlets during his bizarre press conference on Thursday, but singled out CNN and the BBC for additional vitriol.
Trump rests his case.