MSNBC’s Katy Tur To Journalists: ‘Everyone Needs To Tone It The F Down’ On Trump Coverage

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MSNBC’s Katy Tur recently said that journalists covering President Donald Trump need to reign back some of their criticisms because it renders a lot of analysis ineffectual.

“Everyone needs to tone it the F down, just tone it down,” Tur said on an episode of “Recode Decode” published Wednesday. “Bring down the volume. If we’re all loud about everything, nothing penetrates.”

In an apparent appeal to her fellow colleagues, the journalist expressed that news coverage shouldn’t just be about peppering Trump with condemnation through intensive fault-finding.

“We’re all facing big dangers when it comes to our sovereignty, our elections, our democratic process,” she said. “We have a foreign power that’s trying to manipulate us. We need to focus on that, that is a huge story. You can’t let that keep happening.”

Tur has been an outspoken critic of Trump. She wrote in her book released in September that she was “about to throw up” after hearing Trump would win the 2016 presidential election. Trump could “endanger my life,” she wrote.

Trump once called Tur a “third-rate” reporter and a “liar.”

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