The first time I read this tweet my eyes rolled so hard that they were spinning like the wheels of a slot machine.
Let me help Sarah Elizabeth fix that tweet:
The press should not be the enemy of the people. The press should be the enemy of the powerful, unaccountable and corrupt. The unjust, unethical, and dishonest. The bully, the blowhard. The cover up, run around and false pretense. Let’s be clear: the press made itself the enemy of one POTUS.
See? A few minor edits and her tweet is accurate.
Journalism is not a priesthood. It’s not even a profession. It’s an occupation. Journalists can be honest or corrupt. They can be brave or cowardly. But there is nothing inherently noble about the occupation.
I find it ironic that the same media that is colluding with each other to accuse Trump of encouraging violence against them is ignoring the physical attacks on reporters by Antifa and applauding the deplatforming of Alex Jones on social media.
Here is how the news media can regain the trust of the American people:
1. Tell the truth.
2. Tell the whole truth.
3. Tell nothing but the truth.
4. Follow the Joe Friday rule. (“Just the facts, ma’am.”)