media ethics

The “Enemy Of The People” Media Were On The Wrong Side In The Revolution

It’s not their criticism of Donald Trump that has made many in the establishment media “the enemy of the people.” They earned the title by embracing progressive narratives on lopsided trade policies, open borders, the admission to our country of millions of unvetted “refugees," big government subsidies for special interests and other policies rejected in the 2016 Trump revolution.

White House Correspondents’ Dinner in the Gutter

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

What happened to the WHCA dinner? The evening has become less a celebration of the First Amendment than a celebration of the press themselves, how wonderful they are and how indispensable they are to our democracy. Yet in the eyes of tens of millions of their countrymen, they are seen not as "speaking truth to power," but as using their immense power over American communications to punish their enemies, advance their own agendas, and, today, bring down a president. The press denounces Trump for calling the media "the enemy of the people." But is there any doubt that the mainstream media are, by and large, enemies of Trump and looking to Robert Mueller to solve their problem?

The Hannity Rule

Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

The new rules of journalism are clear — and the Trump Administration is responding quickly. All practicing journalists in the United States must fill out a required Form for Transparent Journalism and file with the U.S. Office of Journalism that the Trump Administration has now established by executive order within the Department of Justice, retroactive to April 1, 2018. It is known informally as “The Hannity Rule.” Please fill out US Government Form 666 and return to Department of Justice, Office of Journalism.

Publish and be damned

Editors, Washington Examiner

As fake news proliferates, and as even those sites that regard themselves as respectable publish stories with scant or non-existent verification, it becomes increasingly important that other organizations hew to older, higher standards and deliver news that readers can trust.

BuzzFeed Could Be In Legal Trouble For Publishing Trump Doc

Kevin Daley, Daily Caller

Though the prospect of a sitting president bringing a civil suit against a media organization seems far-fetched, Trump aides outside the administration who are implicated in the documents could move forward with their own actions. Michael Cohen, counsel for the Trump Organization and an individual named in the documents, is a likely candidate in this regard.