For years now we’ve been hearing how President Trump’s “attacks” on the media have had a chilling effect on free speech. Trump gets a “fake news” chant going at one of his rallies and poor Jim Acosta becomes worried for his personal safety.
You may remember that the White House Correspondents Association was wringing its hands over whether to invite Trump to its “nerd prom” (he didn’t attend) and now we’ve been reminded that the White House’s annual Christmas party for the media isn’t even a thing anymore. It’s just … gone.
Now the media have compatriots in the form of FBI agents who warn of a chilling effect inside the agency now that they’re under attack by the president and Attorney General William Barr.