Dan Rather calls Trump a ‘threat to our democracy’ after media ban
The Blaze ^ | February 24, 2017 | Carlos Garcia
Posted on 02/24/2017 8:36:05 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather called President Trump a “threat to our democracy” after his actions Friday banning some media from a press gaggle. He authored a scathing note on his Facebook account and sent it out via Twitter Friday evening.
“The time for normalizing, dissembling, and explaining away Donald Trump has long since passed,” the post began.
The barring of respected journalistic outlets from the White House briefing is so far beyond the norms and traditions that have governed this republic for generations, that they must be seen as a real and present threat to our democracy. These are the dangers presidents are supposed to protect against, not create.
For all who excused Mr. Trump’s rhetoric in the campaign as just talk, the reckoning has come. I hope it isn’t true, but I fear Mr. Trump is nearing or perhaps already beyond any hope of redemption. And now the question is will enough pressure be turned to all those who enable his antics with their tacit encouragement.
Rather goes on to castigate Republicans and even Democrats who have given Trump an “wall of unbending support,” saying that “talk is cheap” in reference to those who criticize Trump’s action but do nothing about them.
“What are you going to do about it?” He demands….
(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com …
If President Trump were actually a fascist, wouldn’t someone like Dan Rather already be in a konzentrationslager?
Pot…kettle…black from one of the earliest fake news people. Hey! Dan! Sit down and STFU.
It’s not as if there has been fair reporting.
If certain Press are indoctinating people with lies, then off with their access.
Go fake some more ‘news” Dan
You washed up POS
Rather and the truth sleep in separate beds.
They were not ‘barred’; it wasn’t their turn. Even CNN and the Times need to wait their turn.
“What’s the frequency Barak?”
Golly, President Trump better watch it, if he ticks off Big Media too much they might stop being objective and actually portray him and his Administration in a negative way …
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