Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan is very concerned about Donald Trump’s attack on the media further dividing our divided nation. She wrote a whole column about it:
Trump's escalating attacks won't hurt the reality-based press. But they will do another kind of damage. My column https://t.co/FyWYltj1Ge
— Margaret Sullivan (@Sulliview) September 3, 2019
Won’t hurt the what, now?
“Reality based” ????????
— Alex (@Rabidcow1) September 3, 2019
“Reality-based press” ?
— "…" (@935798366E) September 3, 2019
— "Fredo" is racist toward Italians who are dumb (@jtLOL) September 3, 2019
Who is the reality based press?
— BrassStones (@BrassStones) September 3, 2019
Still, Trump’s attacks on the news media are ugly and destructive. They deepen partisanship. They erode the bedrock democratic idea that there is a common set of facts underlying our politics.
Granted, media outlets are far from perfect. Mainstream journalists make mistakes, and need to do a better job of owning them and improving their record of fairness and accuracy.
But for the most part, they get the facts right and strive — sometimes to a fault — for neutrality and balance. We need journalists and news organizations to continue to do their jobs, and do them better than ever.
No “reality-based” member of the press could possibly believe that most prominent journalists today are neutral and balanced “to a fault.” Come on, Margaret.
Has anyone heard of Media Matters? How does the “reality-based press” feel about what they do?
— Yake Hug (@HugYake) September 3, 2019
The media is doing far more harm to itself than Trump ever could
— Jason W. (@j4539w) September 3, 2019
No doubt about that.