Six American media shops got here beneath assault by President Donald Trump and the GOP in an announcement styled as a “Faux Information Awards.”
Trump on Twitter: And the FAKE NEWS winners are…
The president posted a hyperlink to an internet site for the Republican Nationwide Committee that carried the announcement, however the web page went down for a lot of customers only a few moments after first going stay.
The media shops criticized within the announcement have been The New York Occasions, The Washington Submit, CNN, Newsweek, Time and ABC Information.
Trump, since campaigning for the White Home, has repeatedly slammed the media for its protection about him and his administration.
Hours earlier than the announcement, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake slammed Trump’s assaults on the media to Stalin’s reference to the press as “the enemy of the folks.”
“So fraught with malice was the phrase ‘enemy of the folks,’ that even Nikita Khrushchev forbade its use, telling the Soviet Communist Social gathering that the phrase had been launched by Stalin for the aim of ‘annihilating such people’ who disagreed with the supreme chief,” the retiring Arizona Republican lawmaker mentioned in a speech on the Senate flooring.
He mentioned dictators like Syria’s Bashar Assad’s now use the phrase “faux information” towards critics.