As President Trump continues to hammer what he calls the “fake news” media, longtime NBC News reporter Tom Brokaw came to the defense of journalists this way:
i've been a journalist 50 yrs. Never met one who didn't love USA.
Many risk their lives reporting on US values.
— Tom Brokaw (@tombrokaw) August 24, 2017
In some circles Brokaw won applause:
Journalists don’t have anything to prove to @realDonaldTrump, but here’s one of the better ones out here making the point crystal clear. https://t.co/TnZrLZzCpc
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) August 24, 2017
Classy comment from a classy journalist who has chronicled The Greatest Generation. #NotFakeNews https://t.co/QKUitUvAta
— Barbara Zumwalt (@bzedits) August 24, 2017
Good to see you speak up on this.
— Asha (@roti4so) August 24, 2017
Others remain skeptical of such a blanket statement about the news media:
Guess you haven't talked to anyone at The New York Times lately.
In case you missed it, they're actively promoting communism over there. https://t.co/6hTRXmmW67
— Brian Carey (@brianmcarey) August 24, 2017
How can you say they love their country when they constantly lie, smear and misrepresent our President and his supporters? https://t.co/EExraKKaXN
— FightForTheWest (@Norsemen83) August 24, 2017
Not even one? ? https://t.co/h5CEIRWsO9
— The Morning Spew (@TheMorningSpew) August 24, 2017
It's not like it used to be, Tom. They risk their lives now for money and notoriety, not love of country.
— Sandy (@anatevka) August 24, 2017
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