McCain defends a free press: 'That's how dictators get started'
"When you look at history," McCain said, "the first thing that dictators do is shut down the press. And I'm not saying that President Trump is trying to be a dictator. I'm just saying we need to learn the lessons of history."
I think he is trying to say it but can’t. In any case it appears that is exactly what Trump is doing. Discredit the press to where it has to be shut down.
Dan Rather blasts Trump's attack on the press as 'a deep betrayal'
Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather took to Facebook on Saturday and called President Donald Trump's recent attacks on the press a "deep betrayal of our national history."
Trump tweeted out "The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!"
Our nation was founded on a free press from our free press from attacking the British before 1776 to our present day. The press has been the fourth element of government. It is needed to keep in check dishonest politicians and business that believe they have the right to take what they want without any regard to the public or those they serve. Just think and you don’t have to belong to any one party to understand that abuse is from both sides. What if we didn’t have a press to investigate and to report when such abuse happens.?
Think back on the Soviet Union when their people were told we would be at war with the United States at any minutes you must work harder for the state. Or in 1933 when Hitler took over all the press in Germany and painted the Jews as the enemy of the state. Or Iran of today and any number of nations that call the US satin, etc. Senator McCain hit the nail on the head and he may be looking into what he believes Trump may want to do next get rid of the “fake” news because it is telling the truth or asking questions.
If you’re a citizen no matter what party you should be very concerned.
One more thing – most of the “fake” news of the campaign was against Hillary but then that is OK. Are you sure?