President Donald Trump is too harsh on the mainstream media. His unjust attacks on the media and journalists undermine the principles of journalism, which are, in part, to separate fact from fiction and to report the truth, writes Bret Stephens of Time. Today, the president dismisses any reporting that he doesn't like as "fake news" and publicly calls for journalists that he doesn't like to be fired. In addition, he claims that news organizations he disagrees with are business failures and is trying to make it easier legally to sue the press.
President Donald Trump is too nice to the mainstream media, giving them his time and answering their questions despite the constant bias in their reporting. Kurt Schlichter of Townhall writes about repeated press conferences where journalists are more interested in trying to catch the president in a lie than asking relevant questions of pertinent issues. While the president doesn't care about staying objective or protecting the image of reporters, he should insist on getting the media to focus less on his own mistakes and more on stories that might leave liberals looking bad.