Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
Well if you would have read Sundays op-ed you would have learned that Thomas Jefferson said the same thing about the press in 1807. How do you explain the fact that the press and other media say the same thing about each other ?
i doubt if Thomas Jefferson or any former president ever said "the press is the enemy of the American people" as Trump said.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/polit...eople/98126656/

WASHINGTON President Trump's long-term rhetorical war on the press is heating up again, thanks to a tweet declaring the media "the enemy of the American people" and concerns that Trump's increasingly acerbic rhetoric is the cutting edge of authoritarianism.

"If you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free -- and many times adversarial press," said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaking on NBC's Meet The Press. "And without it, I am afraid that we would lose so much of our individual liberties over time that's how dictators get started."
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