“Trump’s tweet came a day after he renewed his assault on the media by calling it ‘the enemy of the people,’ in an ongoing battle in which he has labeled the fourth estate ‘fake news’ and the ‘opposition party.’”
Trump is right. These are not objective news outlets by any stretch of the imagination, and they haven’t been for many years. The enemedia was a propaganda arm of the Obama government, and now it is a shrill, relentless, and dishonest foe of the Trump administration. Trump is right not to attend the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
“Trump Breaks Annual Tradition: Will Not Attend White House Correspondents’ Dinner,” AFP, February 25, 2017:
Washington (AFP) – Donald Trump said Saturday he will not attend the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, breaking with an annual tradition in which the US president is the guest of honor at a light-hearted roast held by journalists.
“I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!” Trump tweeted about the event, which is also heavily attended by celebrities.
The White House Correspondents’ Association, which organizes the dinner, insisted the April 29 event would still go on as planned as a “celebration of the First Amendment and the important role played by an independent news media in a healthy republic.”
“We look forward to shining a spotlight at the dinner on some of the best political journalism of the past year and recognizing the promising students who represent the next generation of our profession,” WHCA president Jeff Mason, who covers the White House for Reuters, said in a statement.
The tradition, which dates back to 1921, sees a handful of journalism students receive scholarships each year.
Trump’s tweet came a day after he renewed his assault on the media by calling it “the enemy of the people,” in an ongoing battle in which he has labeled the fourth estate “fake news” and the “opposition party.”…