President Donald Trump has quintupled down on his press attacks, saying CNN's ratings "suck," attacking NBC's Andy lack as "incompetent" and "owrse," though the President did not explain what that meant, and tweeting the following Thursday (Aug. 30):
"I just cannot state strongly enough how totally dishonest much of the Media is. Truth doesn’t matter to them, they only have their hatred & agenda. This includes fake books, which come out about me all the time, always anonymous sources, and are pure fiction. Enemy of the People!"
The President also said in another tweet that the "Fake News" had a story about exiting chief counsel Don McGahn purposely wrong. Then there was this:
Earlier in the week the President threatened to investigate edge providers--Google, Facebook, Twitter--over what he suggested was systematic bias against conservatives, a charge that has been leveled by Republicans in Congress.
Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.
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