There are valid rea­sons for me­dia crit­i­cism of Trump

The Morning Call - - TOWN SQUARE -

Trump and his sup­port­ers moan that the me­dia is con­stantly crit­i­cal of him. There are a num­ber of rea­sons why the me­dia “picks” on him. One is that he con­stantly lies or gives mis­lead­ing in­for­ma­tion. Ac­cord­ing to the Wash­ing­ton Post, he has told over 12,000 lies since his in­au­gu­ra­tion.

His fans say in his de­fense that all politi­cians lie. But can any­one re­mem­ber any past pres­i­dent who lies at the rate that he does? Also he has lit­tle knowl­edge of re­cent his­tory, economics or sci­ence, among other sub­jects.

Then there is the vit­riol that he is con­stantly dish­ing out. And then he com­plains that oth­ers are “nasty” when they crit­i­cize him.

There is also the en­vi­ron­ment. He has ap­pointed peo­ple from the fos­sil fuel in­dus­try who are in­tent on ru­in­ing our air and wa­ter­ways. Many ca­reer sci­en­tists have taken early retirement rather than con­tinue to serve.

Isn’t it the me­dia’s job to hold the pres­i­dent’s feet to the fire and in­form the public when he is dish­ing out in­ac­cu­rate or false in­for­ma­tion? Paul Jayson Palmer Town­ship

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