Since Donald Trump got elected, the media has opposed him in strongly partisan ways, asserts Michael Goodwin of the New York Post. The recent publication of 350 editorials to criticize his rhetoric towards the media was an example of the uniformity in thought that dominates the industry. Coverage of President Trump has been overwhelmingly negative. Many newspapers have broken with journalistic precedent to allow liberal political stances to warp their reporting. While not everything Trump says is right, he touches upon the truth when criticizing how left-wing the media can be. Newspapers need to promote more intellectual diversity.
President Trump’s alarming language towards the media has rightly prompted widespread criticism, argues Terese Puente of The Hill. Calling news outlets “the enemy of the people” is a dangerous statement that undermines their role in presenting the public with the truth. Trump’s calls of “fake news” have pushed people to news sources that normalize hate and sow real disinformation. Real journalism is needed more than ever to differentiate between facts and opinions. This is necessary to maintain democracy. Trump’s words not only discredit the media’s work, they also endanger journalists. His attacks must end.