“Mr. Trump’s campaign against journalists should concern every patriotic American. A free, fair and independent press is essential to our country’s strength and vitality and to every freedom that makes it great.”
New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger has accused President Donald Trump of crossing a “dangerous line” in his ongoing attacks on the press today in a WSJ Opinion section.
“First it was the “the failing New York Times.” Then “fake news.” Then “enemy of the people.” President Trump’s escalating attacks on the New York Times have paralleled his broader barrage on American media. He’s gone from misrepresenting our business, to assaulting our integrity, to demonizing our journalists with a phrase that’s been used by generations of demagogues.
Now the president has escalated his attacks even further, accusing the Times of a crime so grave it is punishable by death.”
Sulzberger was referring to two Trump tweets that following a New York Times report about US efforts to target Russia’s power grid.