So according to a new report, the Trump administration is now stockpiling old stories in the mainstream media and digging up old tweets from reporters they think are unfair to them. And journalists are angry about it.
NEW FRONT IN THE WAR ON THE PRESS: TRUMP allies say they have archived embarrassing posts by hundreds of employees of @nytimes, @washingtonpost, @CNN & others.— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) August 25, 2019
The TRUMP allies plan to disseminate the posts in response to coverage they consider unfair. https://t.co/UqKvjyxd6w
They’re freaking out:
“I am sure there will be more scalps,” said a person familiar with the operation targeting media outlets critical of TRUMP.
Another claimed the operation had unearthed “fireable” information on “several hundred” people who work at targeted media outlets.
LOL! The “WAR” is so bad, that Trump STILL hasn’t been nearly as bad as Obama, but for some reason, the beaten wife media loves the punches from the Democrat and complains when the orange guy tweets at them. I wonder what that reason could beeee….
At least the hypocrisy is entertaining – here’s a statement from the New York Times:
They’re completely clueless.
Seriously can not stop laughing pic.twitter.com/QemKicbnV9
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) August 25, 2019
In the past few years, the media has deployed its resources against:— Allum Bokhari (@LibertarianBlue) August 25, 2019
- anonymous Redditors
- meme makers
- a forklift driver
- conservatives in tech
- high school kids wearing MAGA hats
The same journalists who were OK with that are now mad because "it's only OK when we do it." pic.twitter.com/RGgJ6ci1ow
If you’re a conservative journalist, you have been the target of this behavior by leftist “think tanks”—which are the same ones spoonfeeding reporters their scoops. So what these reporters are calling a “war on the press” is an admission they’ve been waging this war for years.— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) August 25, 2019
Now, I do think that the Trump admin isn’t always honest, and it could use some more transparency. But the press isn’t functioning as an honest player, we can see on a daily basis how biased they act. So I’m OK with this. There’s no Republican that can have any success without going after the implicit bias in the media.