Letters to the Editor: Trump announced, and the media are already failing like it’s 2016 Again
The latest from the Trump-hating media is that the president’s tweets, and his attacks on the media, have actually sparked a media frenzy.
As I have written many times here, the president has been a total disaster from day one. The media coverage of his election was laughable and disgraceful. His “bigoted” tweets have turned out to be nothing more than racist tweets.
And now he has decided to escalate his attacks on the media and to the detriment of this country. The president-elect has, in fact, done nothing more than tweet lies. And, in his usual form, he has turned his attacks on the media into his own ratings show. His tweets have been retweeted thousands of times. And they have been used as fodder for a new book, movie, or TV show.
When I was in college, in the late ’70s, I was working with a young reporter for The Tennessean who used to do stories on the town of Kingsport, a small city in western Tennessee for the newspaper.
Now, I understand that Kingsport is in northern Tennessee, and she never did write a story about my hometown to be honest. However, she would often tell me that, on her days off, she loved to visit my hometown in southern Tennessee, just about as much as she loved to write about the small Tennessee town of my father’s birth.
To this day I have never had a chance to visit Kingsport. And I suspect that is because she didn’t go there. She loved the home town stories she was used to writing, but she would never have visited Kingsport or Knoxville because, frankly, she didn’t have the inclination to do so.
Unfortunately, things have changed. The new president of the United States has decided to turn his Twitter feed into his own ratings show.
We have seen it time and time again: Twitter is becoming nothing more than a way for the president to get his message across to millions of people without the help of television networks, but with the help of Twitter.
The president of the United States is, in fact, attempting to turn this medium into his own ratings show. And like so many things that come out of somebody’s mouth, the president’s tweet was not only inaccurate or unhelpful, but