On Wednesday evening, Fox News host Chris Wallace made the bizarre claim that “President Trump is engaged in the most direct sustained assault on freedom of the press in our history.” He made this claim during a speech at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., and I can’t help wondering how bad Wallace’s memory must be for him to say that.
“He has done everything he can to undercut the media, to try and delegitimize us, and I think his purpose is clear: to raise doubts when we report critically about him and his administration that we can be trusted,” Wallace said. “Back in 2017, he tweeted something that said far more about him than it did about us: ‘The fake news media is not my enemy. It is the enemy of the American people.’”
So, Trump says bad things about the media, which is so biased against Trump — coverage of him has been over 90 percent negative. Not only is coverage of him blatantly negative, but that oftentimes has resulted in false reports that have required retractions, because the media chooses to report negative stories without verification.