CNN is filled with some of the most self-righteous ‘journalists’ in the world. Jim Acosta especially. However, a recent op-ed written by Notre Dame professor Joseph Holt was published on CNN asking the American people to view journalists with the same respect as American soldiers fighting for our country.
The article is called “The press isn’t the enemy, it’s the protector.” “It is a sad day for democracy when the leader of the free world repeatedly calls the press the “enemy of the people,” and his chief spokeswoman can’t bring herself to say that isn’t so. Yet that is what happened Thursday at a White House press briefing,” wrote CNN. However this is fake news. Trump never called the press the enemy of the people, he called ‘fake news’ the enemy of the people.
“Thomas Jefferson, writing in 1792, maintained, “No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free, no one ever will.” The press stands vigilantly as a bulwark against tyranny and the falsehoods that feed it,” writes CNN. Even though insulting fake news is not the same as taking away the freedom of the press.
“Far from being the enemy of the people, the press at its best is like a guardian angel that caringly and capably protects us from harm,” writes CNN.
Then the comment about soldiers. “We thank soldiers for their service because they devote themselves to protecting our freedoms, and we should. But we should also thank the media for the same reason — especially when the stakes have never been higher,” writes CNN.