Trump isn't just "criticizing," he's using dehumanizing language against the press. https://t.co/bdqVvcy6Hx
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) October 26, 2016
Poor biased MSM needs a ‘safe place’. Newsflash, not alone in saying I’ve hated the MSM for years…
(Breitbart) – Triggered journalists from across the nation are bemoaning the treatment members of the press are receiving at Trump campaign rallies from the Trump supporters the media routinely misrepresents as ignorant racists, fascist Nazis, or disenchanted working whites.
With increasing regularity, these journalist snowflakes are “reporting” their victimization at the hands Trump supporters who chant mean things like, “CNN sucks” and call them names like “presstitutes.”
For members of the media elite, the occasional taunts and jeers signal a dangerous threat to the free press. During an interview with Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer breathlessly asked Trump’s campaign manager to ask Trump to stop calling out the press at his rallies because he is scared “there could be an ugly incident” between Trump supporters and the “hardworking young journalists” who cover his rallies.
A quick review of media stories over the last two weeks reveals more than a dozen articles in major publications with the same “journalists victimized by Trump supporters at rallies” narrative. Trump supporters endure long waits, messy parking, and often obstructed view seating to rally for their candidate. The press, on the other hand, is given their own entrance, sectioned off seating, and protection from event security and the Secret Service.
After an exhaustive search, this Breitbart reporter could find exactly zero incidences of members of the media being physically attacked or assaulted at Trump rallies. None of this has stopped the misleading characterization of Trump supporters creating a “menacing” and “dangerous” environment for these special snowflakes.
On October 13th, the victimhood narrative kicked off in earnest when the “Committee to Protect Journalists” issued a statement claiming that Donald Trump is a “threat to press freedom.” The same day Politico’s Ben Schreckinger ran an article titled, “Trump crowds rain hate on the press” and CNN‘s Jim Acosta claimed to have found a crudely written sign with a swastika and “media” written on it.
The next day, on October 14th, the narrative of violent Trump supporters scaring the press was being pushed across the media. The Huffington Post‘s Ed Mazza wrote a piece titled, “Frenzied Donald Trump Supporters Are Turning On The Media — And It’s Getting Scary.” The Washington Post‘s Paul Farhi wrote, “The press always got booed at Trump rallies. But now the aggression is menacing.” Ed Kilgore at New York Magazine titled his piece, “Trump’s Dangerous Game of ‘Beat the Press’.” Tierney Mcafee‘s article in People Magazine was titled, “Press Corps with Trump Now Needs Police Escort as Crowd Shouts ‘Whores!’.” Even the Wall St. Journal got in on the action when Reid Epstein wrote, “Trump Rally-Goers Dismiss His Vulgarities, Offer Their Own for Clinton, News Media.” Just to name a few.
Meanwhile, this slug reporter bemoans how certain big name celebrities have chosen not to look like assholes, unlike their peers in the entertainment industry, and get all political and endorse and vocally campaign for a candidate. We can only guess which one this ass-crack reporter wants to here them support. Maybe these celebrities are smart and wise enough to understand that they don’t want to lose 1/2 their fan base…
Taylor Swift has 156,147,879 social media followers. Why is she remaining politically silent? https://t.co/SRqu5kNo1r
— John Hendrickson (@JohnGHendy) October 26, 2016
@JohnGHendy She's paid to entertain not campaign. Is it just too hard for you to wrap your skull around? Show the law where she is obligated
— Maggie (@drillanwr) October 27, 2016