PUBLISHED: 5:21 PM 15 Aug 2016
UPDATED: 11:42 PM 7 Feb 2018

Freedom Of The Press Is Under Attack, Forcing Newspapers To Take A New Direction

In the United States of America, we have the Constitution that gives every citizen specific rights. In the First Amendment, it gives us five very important rights: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Assembly, Freedom to Petition, and Freedom of the Press. Those are all important rights, but it seems that the Press is taking their rights a bit too far.

As we all know, Donald Trump is the Republican Presidential nominee. As we also know, the press hasn’t exactly been fair in their treatment of him. Well Trump finally went on the offensive for this.

On Saturday night Trump was speaking at a rally in Fairfield, Connecticut when he spoke out against the media. “I’m not running against Crooked Hillary. I’m running against the crooked media.” In a way he has a point. The media has been leaning towards Clinton.

On Sunday Trump decided to use social media to vent his frustrations with the media. He took to Twitter and said this, “It is not “freedom of the press” when newspapers and others are allowed to write whatever they want even if it is completely false!”

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Trump going after the media in the best way he can. Through Twitter

The cause of this was from a New York Times article that wrote about how his campaign is falling apart. Well Trump’s campaign manager, Paul Manafort had something to say about that. “We’re seeing crowds that are end of October numbers, not August numbers. He’s appearing to between 10,15, 20,000 people. That tells you the campaign is working.”

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Just look at the size of these crowds that go out to support Donald Trump

That is a pretty good point. If the campaign were falling apart, then they would be struggling to get people to attend the rallies. As it has been since the primaries, that is the opposite. A lot of people are going out to hear Trump speak. If any candidate is having issues drawing crowds, it’s Clinton.

She had to cancel a rally in Ohio at the end of July. That came after another rally only drew dozens of people. The reason for the rally cancellation was because of time constraints, but some people have suspected that it’s because of the low turn out.

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Trump is getting record breaking crowds and people hardly show up to Clinton rallies.

Freedom of the Press allows the newspapers to report on the government without being controlled. Basically it allows the journalists to report what they want to and not what the government wants them too. At least that is what it was supposed to be.

Part of this stems from the fact that recently Trump made a Second Amendment comment that the media tried to spin as an assassination attempt. As we all know, if people had actually listened to the speech, he wasn’t making an assassination attempt. He was trying to get the people who support the Second Amendment out to vote.

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Trumps Second Amendment comment was made at a rally at North Carolina

If you just turn into a news outlet, they want to report more on what Trump says rather than his policies that he talks about. You routinely hear about the policies that Clinton is going to implement, but you very rarely hear about what Trump is going to do.

Now how is that fair? Yes Trump says some interesting comments from time to time, but how is it that the media only focuses on the comments? You have to be able to report about the policies that the candidates are planning to do. But it’s really hard to hear his policies when the media refuses to report on them.

It seems that Trump has finally had enough of the biased media coverage. It’s hard to blame him. They seem to only want to support Clinton. The evidence for this includes the fact that the news media seems to cut out whenever someone starts talking bad about Clinton, and that includes other reporters and Trump himself.

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CNN cut footage as soon as they started talking bad against Clinton

There was a CNN report that cut out as soon as the reporter starting talking bad about Clinton. They cited technical difficulties. Yes they do happen from time to time, but when they happen the hosts usually take a second or two to wait and see if the feed comes back.

This case they didn’t. They jumped straight into the next segment.

Then ABC was televising a Trump rally when he started talking bad about Clinton. I bet you can’t guess what happened. You would be correct. The feed cut out. People watching weren’t able to hear what he had to say. The feed came back but the sound was off.

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It’s really hard to hear someone speak when the sound cuts out. Don’t you think?

The sound is a little important if you want to HEAR someone speak, wouldn’t you agree? Personally it just sounds like Trump is tired of seeing everything in the news media slanted towards Clinton. People who tune it aren’t able to hear his policies and they can only hear certain segments of his speeches.

That isn’t going to do anyone good if they are trying to choose a candidate to vote for. They aren’t giving the full story on both candidates. Trump sees this and has finally had enough of it. He has gotten so tired of it that he has started denying certain news outlets access to his events.

It makes sense. If they won’t report on his policies and only on his attacks, then why would you want them there? They aren’t going to report on what needs to be reported and will twist the story to fit what they think is best for Clinton.

Please share this article if you are tired of hearing about the media’s constant bias against Trump. He has had enough and is finally doing something about it. Maybe if enough people hear about this then we can make sure the media gives accurate representation to both candidates and not just Clinton.