On the same day hundreds of newspapers coordinated by The Boston Globe all published editorials pushing back on President Trump’s anti-press rhetoric, the GOP-led Senate also unanimously passed a resolution saying the press “is not the enemy of the people” and plays a “vital and indispensable” role.
The Senate just passed a resolution affirming that "the press is not the enemy of the people" and condemning attacks against the fourth estate. "Efforts to systematically undermine the credibility of the press" are "an attack on our democratic institutions." Unanimous consent.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 16, 2018
The Senate passed a resolution with unanimous consent that "affirms that the press is not the enemy of the people," "reaffirms the vital and indispensable role that the free press serves" and "condemns the attacks on the institution of the free press."https://t.co/6FdiNMx3eE
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 16, 2018
2018: When the U.S. Senate feels it’s necessary to pass a resolution reaffirming that the press is not, in fact, the enemy of the people. pic.twitter.com/Eq52SFAq89
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) August 16, 2018
So does this mean there is officially no such thing as "fake news?
— Dennis D. Jackson (@dennisdjackson) August 16, 2018
Don't you think maybe the people out in the boonies might be allowed to vote with their feelings? Like by canceling subscriptions? Y'all a bunch of elitist hacks. The Senate too. https://t.co/rrnE4dUUql
— Daxton Brown (@daxtonbrown) August 16, 2018
Everyone, the Senate is full of our moral betters. https://t.co/0tdddTpkea
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) August 16, 2018
Now do fake news….. since that's where the president's focus has been.
It's never been about the media……… it's been about the lying false narrative driving ideological media abusing their privilege.
— Greg Kotseos (@GregKotseos) August 16, 2018
The press isn't, the fake news media is. Freedom of the press does not protect a class of people, it protects the right of ANYONE to print, distribute, video, blog, etc.. A j school sheepskin or a piece of plastic around your neck makes you no more 'the press' than me.
— paul dobbie ❌ (@pauldobbie2) August 16, 2018
The press is free last I checked. In fact they are all guns a blazing in anti trump. Free Press doesn’t mean they can’t be held accountable either.
— Bryan Kretzmeier (@bkretzmeier) August 16, 2018
Now do the 2nd Amendment!
— dedrekon (@dedrekon) August 16, 2018
Funny, I've never seen one of these circle jerk resolutions about the Second Amendment. https://t.co/zrUnvSKtti
— Azathoth (@ArkhamRealty) August 16, 2018
You won’t. That might actually have political consequences.
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 16, 2018