I always remember the famous Norman Rockwell paintings of The Four Freedoms. Freedom of the press is “Freedom of Speech”. There is also Freedom From Fear which POTUS doesn’t seem to believe in.
Yesterday I wrote a post, And So It Begins, about the White House, aka Donald Trump, suspending the press credentials of CNN’s Jim Acosta simply because Acosta had the temerity to ask Trump the tough questions that we should all be asking. Later in the day, the White House released a manipulated video that attempted to prove their point that Acosta had grabbed the arm of the intern who was trying to take his microphone away from him. The video was immediately exposed as having been ‘doctored’ by experts and Trump and Sarah Huckabee Sanders were left looking like even bigger fools than before, though I doubt they realized it.
Today, Trump threatened to revoke the credentials of more reporters if they didn’t “treat the White House with respect”. Anybody feel a chill in the air? But he didn’t stop there. No, he went on hurl criticisms at…
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