NYT Columnist Says Media Should Collude Against Trump
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman wants the mainstream media to collude against Trump by featuring the president’s “every tweet” instead of his economic successes. Rather than ignoring Trump’s chronic social media reports, Friedman suggested Wednesday in a column that a steady diet of the “toxic lying” will destroy Trump’s support.
“Some healthy soul-searching is taking place in newsrooms across the country these days over whether the mainstream media should be covering President Trump’s every tweet and rally,” Friedman wrote. “My answer: Absolutely! It’s the right thing for us to do professionally, and, as last night’s election results indicated, it’s the right thing to do politically if you want to see a check on Donald Trump’s power.”
Covering the president’s words will reveal his “toxic lying, bullying and unpresidential behavior,” Friedman believes.
As Friedman notes, Trump ’s job approval rating stands at 43 percent, which is only down three percentage points from December. That rating is at almost 90 percent with Republicans.