Election 2016 The Media

Does Trump Believe in a Free Press? Not So Much

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Bragging about his leads in the polls has long been a hallmark of the Trump campaign, but that's a significantly more difficult case to make when you don't lead in a single poll.

By almost every measure, Trump has nosedived and there are signs that he fully understands this, but rather than look inward he's blaming the media for tearing him down.

It's not as if the media has reported that Trump fucked a pig or his daughter because that would be libelous. What they've overwhelming done and what we've done here is report exactly what Trump says.

You don't have to reach or stretch the truth to portray Donald Trump as an unhinged, incoherent con man. You can quote and transcribe Donald Trump word for word and arrive at that conclusion.

Case in point, Trump has questioned the legitimacy of the media before by saying we're going to "open up libel laws" during his primary campaign, but now he's questioning the Constitutionally-guaranteed freedom of the press itself.

If Trump doesn't want anyone to report exactly what he says, he should never tweet or speak.

If freedom of the press did not include the freedom to pass some bullshit off as a fact, Trump fanboy outlet Breitbart would have gone out of business many years ago.

  • Badgerite

    I believe he has now expanded the “lock her up” to include not just Hilary Clinton but also Bill Clinton and …..wait for it…..Chelsea Clinton as well. Apparently Chelsea didn’t invite him to her wedding. So… Of course this cannot be tolerated. He begins to sound like the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland.
    “Off with their heads”.

  • TXDem1945

    He does not.
    Assuming Clinton wins.
    What is she going to do with Trump after she is POTUS?

    • Ignore him, if she’s smart.

      • Victor the Crab

        Just like Obama ignoring everything that came out of that word salad processor, Sarah Palin.

        • Exactly, Teh Orange One should be beneath her notice.

  • muselet

    Donald Trump is rolling out another excuse for losing in November (or perhaps, as some have suggested, for withdrawing before November). Ho-hum.


  • Victor the Crab

    So in other words, all the preening and fawning and free advertising the MSM has given Drumph over the past year was nothing more than them being corrupt and dishonest to him? That’s some weapons grade delusion coming from Herr Orange.

    Of course, we know how the MSM will handle these unwarranted accusations. Continue with the preening and fawning of this joker, with Halperin and Todd volunteering to sloppy lick his sweaty ballsack.

    • TXDem1945

      They will do nothing.
      The MSM is in the infotainment business. What matters are ratings. Ratings= ad dollars=profit.

    • mdblanche

      How right you are. (Warning: do not watch this on a full stomach.)

      • Victor the Crab

        Ugh! The title of that clip was enough to make my stomach turn. XP

      • Scopedog

        Holy s**t…I-I honestly have got nothing. Nothing at all.

        Except this: Mark Halperin is a f**king moron who’s got his head so far up Trump’s @$$ he can see the toast Donald had for breakfast this morning.

  • Aynwrong

    Trump thinks “freedom of the press” is his freedom to intimidate and control the press. He’s a fascist.

  • Badgerite

    Oops. The Irony Meter just broke. This is someone who lies like breathing, almost involuntary and without even conscious thought.