Times publisher asks Trump to reconsider anti-media rhetoric

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  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    July 30, 2018 11:42 p.m.

    1st amendment rights matter as much as 2nd amendment. This said, everyone needs to stop the ugly rhetoric on all sides. It speaks poorly of people that do it and our country.

  • clarkfran Los Angeles, CA
    July 30, 2018 5:36 p.m.

    Mad Hatter

    You are absolutely right about people living in their comfort zone and defending the "news" media that support their chosen narrative. The "news" organizations you listed in your prior post clearly demonstrate where your comfort zone is. You and I clearly disagree on this matter, so I bid you farewell and wish you and yours happiness and success.

  • Mad Hatter Santa Fe, NM
    July 30, 2018 3:51 p.m.

    clarkfran - Los Angeles, CA
    July 30, 2018 3:20 p.m.

    "If your idea of "the golden age of journalism" is the "excellent Journalism" coming from your list of mostly undisputed liberal-biased, anti-Trump "news organizations", then clearly you have a much different definition of what a golden age means. "

    You choose the "news" according to what you want to reinforce, whatever point-of-view you prefer. Saying the journalism I suggest is " mostly undisputed liberal-biased, anti-Trump "news organizations"", then there is not much to discuss, is there? Many people want to live in their comfort zones. If you are committed to Donald Trump, you don't want to hear anything negative. If you are truly unbiased (or as unpartisan as you can be), then you might see the value of these news organizations.

    It's not a difficult concept. That's why Trump works so hard to discredit these news organizations. He doesn't want any criticism from anyone, period. So it's all "fake news". His greatest fear is being exposed for what he is and what he has done. Ask him if he knew about the Trump Tower meeting and he says "No". Does than mean he didn't know? Or is he only saying that to protect himself?

  • Sportsfan123 Herriman, UT
    July 30, 2018 3:44 p.m.

    Matt hadder

    "The new golden age of journalism"
    All of a sudden the comments fit the name of the poster.

    OBTW: Fox owner Murdoch, is a liberal democrat.

  • AC_68 Provo, UT
    July 30, 2018 3:26 p.m.

    In believing big-media, you believed Donald Trump had no chance of being the President. Believing big-media, you got all stoked up paranoid thinking 'the Russians' did it.
    As often as they are wrong, I don't blame President Trump one bit for fighting back.

  • Anti Bush-Obama , 00
    July 30, 2018 3:27 p.m.

    What new company isn't objective? All of them are and every single one of them is full of bias. They have always been just the same deceades before Trump go into office and they will be just the same long after he's gone. I don't think a 100% factual news source exists anywhere on this planet.

  • clarkfran Los Angeles, CA
    July 30, 2018 3:20 p.m.

    Mad Hatter

    If your idea of "the golden age of journalism" is the "excellent Journalism" coming from your list of mostly undisputed liberal-biased, anti-Trump "news organizations", then clearly you have a much different definition of what a golden age means. Maybe you think it means when "journalists" use their platforms to ignore news that doesn't match their biased narrative, lean heavily on quotes from un-named sources, don't bather to fact-check, and attack the president's family members. The rest of us mourn the current state of toxic, agenda-driven "news media".

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    July 30, 2018 2:36 p.m.

    Mackenzie Iwamoto: "They must produced a specific format of the show for Victor, ID because when I ever watch Fox News, I never see anything like what you describe."

    If what you say is true, then you are right, we ARE seeing different versions of Fox News! All I know is when I watch Fox News, I always hear both sides of any issue so I have to believe what I see and hear, not what other people hear and see! “We see the world, not as it is, but as we are──or, as we are conditioned to see it.” Stephen R. Covey

  • Mad Hatter Santa Fe, NM
    July 30, 2018 2:10 p.m.

    clarkfran - Los Angeles, CA
    July 29, 2018 12:52 p.m.

    "The media and their "journalists" have brought upon themselves the contempt and distrust the president and many other people feel towards them."

    The only people who have come to have contempt and distrust for the media are the Trumpies who believe Donald Trump's attacks on the media. The excellent journalism we see coming out of the NY Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, and the other news organizations we are fortunate to have in this country is astounding. It's become a new Golden Age of Journalism in the midst of a concerted effort to control and manipulate the news.

    Trump has applied his basic tactic of pre-emptive strike to manipulate information about himself. He began by attacking the CIA and other intelligence services to discredit their work regarding his international financial activities and his dealings with Vladimir Putin and the Russian government and banks.

    Then he turned his attention against American news media, FBI, and Justice Department when damaging information began to come out that might damage his campaign during the Republican primary. [More]

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  • Mad Hatter Santa Fe, NM
    July 30, 2018 2:08 p.m.

    2 of 2

    When the sex scandals started coming out of the woodwork about Trump being a sex predator and the accusations of sexual assault, there was the need to cast doubt and suggest the women accusers were lying. So Trump lied. Even when evidence in the Access Hollywood tape developed, Trump loyalists searched for an excuse for his behavior and came up with "locker room talk" despite all the evidence of adultery and his sexual escapades.

    Also, there was more information of Trump's business activities, his inability to get financing from American banks and Russian "investors" laundering money through The Trump Organization. More is yet to come out of this and it is necessary for Trump to keep it out of the news cycle.

    The Russia investigation is seeing a major effort by Trump to escape scrutiny. Calling the Russian interference "a hoax", after Putin confirmed that he wanted Trump as president and had Russian efforts put in place to help him, is disingenuous A person would have to be blind and deaf not to see and hear what was said at the Helsinki summit. And now we have been told by a knowledgeable source that Trump knew about the Trump Tower meeting with the Russians.

  • Vermonter Plymouth, MI
    July 30, 2018 1:49 p.m.

    @Lou Montana.
    According to the statistics, the majority of Americans don’t believe Trump or the press.

    The disturbing thing is that the majority of Democrats believe the press most of the time (as long as it is saying the same things they already believe).

  • Mackenzie Iwamoto Bronx, NY
    July 30, 2018 1:44 p.m.

    Thid Barker - Victor, ID
    July 30, 2018 12:24 p.m.

    ?Every time I have watched Fox News, I have witnessed that they have guests debating both sides of every issue! Never seen that on fake news, never! The question is why? BIAS! There you have it!?

    They must produced a specific format of the show for Victor, ID because when I ever watch Fox News, I never see anything like what you describe. So-called "Free and Balanced" was a marketing gimmick concocted by Roger Ailes to give listeners the impression that Fox was like every other legitimate news program instead of it being a propaganda vehicle.

    If people only paid attention, they would find that the "debate" was skewed toward the Fox agenda which now has become the Trump Ministry of Propaganda. There is no news there except with the few real journalists in the company's employ. However, the programs with the highest ratings by typical Fox viewers like 'Fox & Friends', 'Hannity', and the other opinion programs are all conservative pablum for the audience to reinforce conservative views and biases.

    Fox is not journalism. "Fair and Balanced" is not fair and balanced. It is a conservative network pushing a conservative agenda.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    July 30, 2018 1:38 p.m.

    Hey Fully Present -

    Re: "The real question is can the country as a whole. ALL sides, stop the uncivilized and hateful rhetoric, and tell the truth, the whole truth?"

    "ALL sides?"

    That's another false equivalency. The "conservative" side lies much, much, much more than moderates or liberals do.

    And the lyingest liar in the land, Donald J Trump, leads the charge.

    Hey Worf -

    Re: "Will someone define freedom of the press? Does it mean bearing false witness and gossip."

    No, it means reporting facts. And THAT is exactly what Donald Trump and his supporters hate about truth tellers. Truth tellers tell the truth.

    That's why our mendacious and ridiculous POTUS and his minions disparage and demonize the legitimate press, institutions of higher education, and even science itself. Truth tellers tell the truth.

    Trump and his "conservatives" hate that.

    Hey Sportsfan123 -

    Re: "The mainstream media continues to portray trump as an evil person and a horrible president . . . "

    See what I mean? You Trump supporters hate and fear the truth.

    Vladimir Trump IS an evil person and a horrible president. Face the facts.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    July 30, 2018 1:29 p.m.

    Hey Thid Baker -

    Re: "I have witnessed that they have guests debating both sides of every issue! Never seen that on fake news, never! "

    Well Fox "News" is the REAL fake news, and the lies they tell are supported only by more lies from the lying liars that back the lying liar in the White House.

    Sure . . . Sometimes Fox will give time to a moderate or liberal, but it's usually heavily censored.

    On Fox, lies prevail. That's why Trump LOVES Fox "News."

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    July 30, 2018 1:19 p.m.

    HA!! The NY Times wants the president to be nice to the media and then that same media attack his wife and daughter in the most vulgar manner. Go figure. The NY Times is losing customers and so are the rest. People are sick of the same ole vulgar slanted hate from the media so they are turning them off and instead just finding other internet sites that are faith based that they can trust. Traditional journalism is dead in America.

  • Jim Chee Lahaina, HI
    July 30, 2018 1:16 p.m.

    worf - McAllen, TX
    July 30, 2018 12:49 p.m.

    "Will someone define freedom of the press? Does it mean bearing false witness and gossip?"

    In TrumpWorld criticism and exposure of the Dear Leader's many secrets is "fake news". Perhaps a person really loyal to the Dear Leader would say it is "bearing false witness and gossip", although that same person doesn't seem to mind the many documented lies of the Dear Leader as minor character flaws. From Donald Trump's mouth to God's ears. He is their new Truth. And Fox News is the conduit for his Truth.

    We can go on and on reciting Trump's history of lying to protect himself, to advance his personal and business interests, and his mean-spirited attempts to ruin people who challenge him.It doesn't penetrate the Trumpie in defense of the Dear Leader against the "fake news" they call any negative news media coverage. They just don't want to hear it. Such information interferes with the image they've conjured up about the man and his "infallibility".

    Like the ostrich that sticks his head in the sand, many of Trump's avid supporters would rather not hear of Trump's potential crimes lest they question their own vote. He is their new religion.

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    July 30, 2018 1:04 p.m.

    The real question is can the country as a whole. ALL sides, stop the uncivilized and hateful rhetoric, and tell the truth, the whole truth?

  • worf McAllen, TX
    July 30, 2018 12:49 p.m.

    Will someone define freedom of the press? Does it mean bearing false witness and gossip?

    Some would argue freedom of the press but condemn Trumps freedom of speech.

    Yes! Truth offends many.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    July 30, 2018 12:24 p.m.

    Every time I have watched Fox News, I have witnessed that they have guests debating both sides of every issue! Never seen that on fake news, never! The question is why? BIAS! There you have it!

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    July 30, 2018 11:36 a.m.

    I always laugh when conservatives complain about the liberal bias of certain media outlets. They always seem to forget the conservative bias of media outlets such as Fox News (the champion of Fake News), Washington Times, Washington Examiner, Wall Street Journal, Sinclair Media, etc. See - it all balances out - no need to whine and pout.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    July 30, 2018 11:22 a.m.

    Re: "Trump also claimed that 90 percent of the coverage of his administration is negative . . . "

    That's not right.

    99% of what Trump says and does is bad for the country, and ONLY 90% of media coverage is negative? The media needs to step up its game.

    Hey Harrison Bergeron -

    Re: "Nobody seems to understand the First Amendment anymore."

    But you "conservatives" have a perfect understanding of the 1st amendment, don't you? That's why people now feel free to walk into newsrooms and exercise their 1st AND 2nd amendment rights, expressing themselves by gunning down journalists. How does our president describe the news media?

    " . . . the enemy of the people." – Donald J Trump

    Face it folks: When Republicans win, America LOSES. That's why America's enemies help Republicans win elections here.

    Hey SLars -

    Re: "Trump is expected to reduce his rhetoric, but the media isn't?"

    The fourth estate will continue to do its job and report the facts . . . As Trump continues to do his job for Vladimir Putin and further weaens America.

    Did you see the Time Magazine with Vladimir Trump on the cover? The first amendment is alive and well, despite the Party of Treason and its leaders.

  • Sportsfan123 Herriman, UT
    July 30, 2018 11:18 a.m.

    The mainstream media continues to portray trump as an evil person and a horrible president - yet they have the audacity to demand trump to stop the anti media rhetoric, please!

    The repugnant personality of trump who exhibits personality traits such as arrogance, narcissism and pompous attitude are the same characteristics of the left who uses uninhibited fallacies about trump in a nihilistic and sophistry manner.

    Trump literally is fighting fire with fire. Trump is a U.S. citizen he has the same freedom of speech we do and as long as the left continues to propagate falsehoods using the media with the intent to deceive the masses I give trump a pass no matter how repugnant he can be.

    The mainstream media has become in fact the propaganda arm of the leftist democrats, trump threatens their agenda to fundamentally change america into a socialist country, barry soetoro did a great job of furthering that agenda and the left loathes the idea of a centrist president who values america the way it was before the globalist agenda that started with the first pres bush and undo all of their efforts.

    Russia is not our biggest problem, the democratic socialists are our biggest threat.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    July 30, 2018 10:41 a.m.

    Being outnumbered a thousand to one,--Trump battles and army of angry, hateful, anti-Trump reporters and is winning.

    Ever heard the rhetoric on CNN news/gossip? They create contention. Not Trump or the Russians.

    Dictators promote poverty and suffering while patriots advances prosperity. By their fruits you shall know the difference.

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    July 30, 2018 10:34 a.m.

    Donald Trump is the type of leader our Founding Fathers knew would come along and try to consolidate power to himself. That is why Freedom of the Press is part of the First Amendment to the Constitution. The inspiration of those Founding Fathers is astounding. Sorry Trump - they saw you coming.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    July 30, 2018 10:22 a.m.

    Lou: "Nothing Trump ever says is backed up by facts." Well that's YOUR opinion but the fact is President Trump's job approval numbers in many polls are going up, not down! If you compare his job approval numbers with Obama's, President Trump's overall numbers are higher! Go figure!

  • sman columbia, MS
    July 30, 2018 10:09 a.m.

    I one hundred percent agree with Desert Pete. I visit multiple news sites online, both liberal and conservative. It is amazing how a a news story will get twisted and changed. Strange it always works out against Trump.The Problem with our Press today is it is only about ratings or a Political Agenda. The Press was originally started by our founders, to be a voice of he people to decent against government policies or laws .Now it is become a bully pulpit for big corporations and lobbyist trying to destroy our traditional morality and values and push their agenda.

  • UtahTroutStalker Draper, UT
    July 30, 2018 10:08 a.m.

    Trump continues to take pages out the Nazi playbook.

    Calling the media the enemy of the people?

    The Big Lie - "there was no collusion", "Witchhunt", "Biggest inauguration crowds ever", etc....

    Scapegoating ethnic minorities - Muslim travel ban, the wall, separating parents from children at the border, closing port of entry offices in other countries, etc....

    In 2018 we the people need to send a strong message to Mr. Trump and Mr. Putin.

  • airnaut Everett, WA
    July 30, 2018 9:54 a.m.

    Donald Trump has made the press the "enemy of the people".

    Adolph Hitler also made the “LÜgenpresse” [lying press] the enemy of the people.

    BTW -- this was the very reason why the founding fathers put "freedom of the press" in the 1st amendment and not the 2nd amendment.

  • Flipphone Sandy, UT
    July 30, 2018 9:04 a.m.

    President Trump is just point out the truth about the fake News Liberal Media.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    July 30, 2018 9:00 a.m.

    Thid, the majority of Americans believe our press more then Trump.

    Nothing Trump ever says is backed up by facts.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    July 30, 2018 8:26 a.m.

    But it was trump who first used the phrase "enemy of the people" as a label for the press.

    Now he's claiming it was the Times?

    How can anyone believe anything that comes from that man?

    Incredible.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    July 30, 2018 7:46 a.m.

    Here is some news! Washington Times: "Americans' trust and confidence in the mass media 'to report the news fully, accurately and fairly' has dropped to its lowest level in Gallup polling history."

    The news media destroyed their own credibility! That's why its accurately called fake news!

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    July 30, 2018 7:44 a.m.

    RC in WJ - WEST JORDAN, UT
    July 30, 2018 5:56 a.m.
    " the order to bar Collins likely came from Trump because "he likes to be respected."

    You reap what you sow!

    ======

    Agreed. He has no understanding that respect is something a person has to EARN.

  • Cougarbib2 Moorpark, CA
    July 30, 2018 7:30 a.m.

    Media reporting has become too much about sensationalism and clicks and ratings. Not just reporting about Trump, either.

    Twisting words. Using things intentionally out of context. Headlines that do not accurately indicate what the supporting article actually says.

    Oh - and political correctness getting in the way of reporting reality clearly.

    Gets tiresome. But it is what it is and it is all we gave got - so read with your eyes and ears wide open and your brain fully engaged so you can tell when you are being played.

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    July 30, 2018 7:05 a.m.

    Putin wants to undermine western democracies and the pillars that support them. Trump works for Putin. This was a cheap, disgusting stunt by Trump.

    The New York Times broke the Hillary email and server story. Trump spent most of his campaign talking about that. He talked about the server in front of Putin in Helsinki.

    When it comes to the media, Trump is like a child who only wants to eat the red M & M's.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    July 30, 2018 6:54 a.m.

    The media is only the enemy of his people that are in his pocket.

  • Daedalus, Stephen ARVADA, CO
    July 30, 2018 6:31 a.m.

    Article: After "gestur[ing] toward journalists at the back of the room [Trump] told [a crowd of his followers] to remember 'what you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening.'"

    Trump is like the parent who takes a young child to an inappropriate R-rated movie, expecting to mitigate the harm by covering the child's eyes and ears before every violent or sexually-charged scene.

    Trump -- like no other American -- knows the horrors that await as the Mueller investigation transitions into prosecution phase. Perhaps he is just trying to protect the gentle spirits of the guileless people he duped. Or maybe Trump thinks his followers are gullible enough to believe only what he tells them to believe. It matters not...the end of the movie will be the same regardless.

  • imsmarterthanyou Salt Lake City, UT
    July 30, 2018 6:25 a.m.

    These folks seem to be able to dish it out ad nauseam, but soon as President Trump calls a spade a spade, they can't take it anymore. Perhaps if they actually told the truth for a change instead of just trying to publish anything and everything to bash the President, even when most of it's just liberal temper tantrum over the election they can't get over, he wouldn't react negatively. America voted for Trump, and hopefully will again.

  • unrepentant progressive Bozeman, MT
    July 30, 2018 6:22 a.m.

    IMO, most trump defenders don't know the difference between opinion and news.

    Most of what is consumed like Big Mac's by conservative viewers is conjecture and propaganda promoted by Fox owner's Murdoch, as well as the likes of Limbaugh, Breitbart and the multitude of bots/trolls on the internet.

    Hard news comes from the mainstream media that fact checks their sources. Opinion pieces are just that, and tailored for right wing propensity for overheated rhetoric.

  • Copybook Headings Draper, UT
    July 30, 2018 6:01 a.m.

    I read an article once that posited that every four years Democrats get about a billion dollars in free advertising in the form of positive news stories. Every election cycle there's an 'October' surprise (and I'm not talking about the kind where the director of the FBI is required by law to report additional findings to Congress). It's the kind of 'surprise' that the MSM holds on to until it can do the most damage against a presidential candidate. And it's never about Democrats. Never. NBC waited until October to release the 'locker room' tapes to help Clinton; plain and simple. Dan Rather destroyed his career over a fake fitness report to help Kerry. During the Republican primaries the MSM roots for the Republican candidate who has the best chance of losing to a Democrat. If the NYT thinks calling them out for that kind of biased reporting is dangerous for the country then they should change their behavior. Keep it up Trump.

  • RC in WJ WEST JORDAN, UT
    July 30, 2018 5:56 a.m.

    " the order to bar Collins likely came from Trump because "he likes to be respected."

    You reap what you sow!

  • Unreconstructed Reb BE, 00
    July 29, 2018 11:58 p.m.

    The disturbing thing to me isn't that Trump blabbed about an off the record discussion. That's unsurprising.

    The disturbing thing is that someone tried to explain to him the dangers of his rhetoric about "fake news" and "enemies of the people," and rather than understanding the point of the discussion, Trump promptly launched another Twitter attack about "fake news" and "enemies of the people." Was that really his takeaway from the discussion? He couldn't have mangled the purpose of it any more badly.

    But we're supposed to take the word of his press secretary and cabinet that Trump has a total and accurate recollection of a 2 hour meeting with Putin without advisors or notetakers?

    The man's inability to process information -- demonstrated time and again by his basic ignorance, his mendacity, his aides' vying to be the last person to speak with him because that's what he remembers, and his need to recycle the same talking points over and over -- is just one more reason he's unfit for his office. Helsinki was evidence of how that translates into a national security threat.

  • SLars Provo, UT
    July 29, 2018 10:36 p.m.

    Trump is expected to reduce his rhetoric, but the media isn't?

  • Harrison Bergeron Holladay , UT
    July 29, 2018 10:28 p.m.

    Nobody seems to understand the First Amendment anymore. Now days people think freedom of the press means unrestricted access to the president. Freedom of the press does not grant any reporter access to anyone for any reason ever. It means the government does not control media content. Access to the president is a privilege for media. JFK clamped down on media access much harder than Trump.

  • UtahBlueDevil Alpine, UT
    July 29, 2018 9:49 p.m.

    Richard.... news being biased is nothing new, and not necessarily a bad thing. Since when has news not been biased? You think the news wasn't biased during Vietnam? During the Nixon scandal? About Roosevelt? Dewey v. Truman? Come on.... if people expect news to not have a bias - makes me question those who didn't think it had a bias.

    As to the request..... that is like asking a leopard to change its spots to stripes. It isn't going to happen. And no one should expect it. And about 41% don't want it. They like Trump's "plain speak"..... these are the same that think being nice is a bad thing. A sign of weakness...

    Don't expect much change over the next 30 months.

  • RichardB Murray, UT
    July 29, 2018 8:47 p.m.

    A quick trip to the Gallup site shows 61% of America feels news is biased.

    They brought it upon themselves.

  • Tumbleweed Centerville, UT
    July 29, 2018 7:59 p.m.

    The leftist media is in a panic. President Trump has exposed their bias in a way no other president has dared to do. This has shot their credibility with a large segment of the US population. If it wasn't for Fox News we wouldn't get half of the important news. Furthermore, the President has bypassed the news media that past presidents relied upon to get their message out; he informs his base through Twitter and Fox News. It's exhilarating to watch him put the leftist media bullies in their place! Incidentally, "dictators" don't restore the right to keep and bear arms to citizens and appoint Supreme Court justices who consider themselves bound by the text of the US Constitution.

  • UtahBlueDevil Alpine, UT
    July 29, 2018 3:09 p.m.

    @pete - "A free press to me is honestly and without prejudice report the news"

    Problem is Pete is that has never existed. From the time of Ben Franklin, papers have had a point of view based on their publisher. What you are expecting has never existed. That is why it is important to have a vibrant and free press that represents a multitude of opinions and view points.

    The good thing for the Times is since Trump began its attacking it.... their profits are up... hardly failing. Not sure what I think Trump is trying to do with all this... actually I do.... but I don't want o believe we have sunken so low. Playing the the base...

  • JBs Logan, UT
    July 29, 2018 3:08 p.m.

    Trump is uber thin skinned. Theres no way to appeade the man.

    I read and listen to many different sources of news. I've found the opinion pieces to be much more slanted than the straight news because they are opinion pieces. That's what they do. It is wrong-headed to call journalists and the news media the enemy of the people. We need the press to be our eyes and ears and for the sake of transparency.

    If Trump doesn't like the coverage he can quit doing his Trump thing. Grow up.

  • deseret pete robertson, Wy
    July 29, 2018 2:17 p.m.

    All I want is freedom of the press to report the news as accurate as possible. Many times i watch something live and then hear it reported later in a news broadcast and hardly recognize the story. They contort the words or events or report only what fits their narrative or if it is favorable for Trump they don''t even report. It is true that Trump has given the press a bad time but many of them had it coming and the main stream media will do all they can honestly or dishonestly to make him look bad or ignore his accomplishments ---- I' ve lived eighty years and real objective journalism is rare today. A free press to me is honestly and without prejudice report the news. when news reporters turn into commentators they need to say this is my opinion of the news because everyone has an opinion. But they can report accurately the news and say we report -- You decide.

  • unrepentant progressive Bozeman, MT
    July 29, 2018 2:13 p.m.

    It is said: "The media and their "journalists" have brought upon themselves the contempt and distrust the president and many other people feel towards them."

    Most of us trust mainstream media, their methods and their people. This media has shined the bright cleansing light of truth on the outrageous lies and perfidy of the president and his people.

  • SLC lady Sandy, UT
    July 29, 2018 1:38 p.m.

    Maintaining decorum in the White House? Unfortunately for our country, that ship has sailed.

  • clarkfran Los Angeles, CA
    July 29, 2018 12:52 p.m.

    JWB, expecting news media and journalists to be honest, ethical, and non-biased is not an attempt to control the press. The media and their "journalists" have brought upon themselves the contempt and distrust the president and many other people feel towards them.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    July 29, 2018 12:21 p.m.

    All dictators condemn freedom of press.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    July 29, 2018 10:21 a.m.

    In Russia the government network is controlled by PUtin. Hopefully, this won’t be a talk on suppression as that appears what this President wants.

    One media outlet States “Democracy Dies in Darkness.”

    We don’t want a Germany of the 1930s and 1940s. With the Federal Government not being consistent on honesty and the Truth, we don’t want the various forms of Press and Media to be controlled by the government.

    There is a reason the First Amendment was first. Democracy dies in darkness.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    July 29, 2018 10:13 a.m.

    Trump met with "The failing New York Times"? Hmmmm. If Trump cared 1/3 as much about our Country and Americans as he does about his "ratings" and media perceptions, we would be much better off.