Saturday, May 16, 2020

"Remedy" For A Free Media

In March of 2018, the well-respected Jonathan Swan of Axios could innocently remark

Capitol Hill wants Facebook’s blood, but President Trump isn’t interested. Instead, the tech behemoth Trump wants to go after is Amazon, according to five sources who’ve discussed it with him. “He’s obsessed with Amazon,” a source said. “Obsessed.”

President Trump cares no more about Amazon than the Midwestern reader of this blog does about today's weather in Asuncion, Paraguay. Ten months later, determined more people would recognize his intention, the President would tweet

It was clear it wasn't Facebook which Trump was obsessed with any more than he was concerned with AT&T when three months later
He wasn't bothered with AT&T but with a major news organization. However, to make sure he was understood, on May 15, 2020 the President ratcheted up his campaign with

Now we've been warned in very uncertain terms. The Administration is working to remedy this illegal situation of a media operating freely under the First Amendment. And without even calling upon law enforcement and other instruments of state control, a re-elected Donald Trump will be able to depend upon his minions to do his bidding:
This was in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, home of gun control. In other states they won't be unarmed. 

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