Skip to comments.Dan Rather calls Trump a ‘threat to our democracy’ after media ban
Posted on 02/24/2017 8:36:05 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather called President Trump a threat to our democracy after his actions Friday banning some media from a press gaggle. He authored a scathing note on his Facebook account and sent it out via Twitter Friday evening.
The time for normalizing, dissembling, and explaining away Donald Trump has long since passed, the post began.
The barring of respected journalistic outlets from the White House briefing is so far beyond the norms and traditions that have governed this republic for generations, that they must be seen as a real and present threat to our democracy. These are the dangers presidents are supposed to protect against, not create.
For all who excused Mr. Trumps rhetoric in the campaign as just talk, the reckoning has come. I hope it isnt true, but I fear Mr. Trump is nearing or perhaps already beyond any hope of redemption. And now the question is will enough pressure be turned to all those who enable his antics with their tacit encouragement.
Rather goes on to castigate Republicans and even Democrats who have given Trump an wall of unbending support, saying that talk is cheap in reference to those who criticize Trumps action but do nothing about them.
What are you going to do about it? He demands....
(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...
Pot...kettle...black from one of the earliest fake news people. Hey! Dan! Sit down and STFU.
It’s not as if there has been fair reporting.
If certain Press are indoctinating people with lies, then off with their access.
Go fake some more ‘news” Dan
You washed up POS
Rather and the truth sleep in separate beds.
They were not ‘barred’; it wasn’t their turn. Even CNN and the Times need to wait their turn.
“What’s the frequency Barak?”
Golly, President Trump better watch it, if he ticks off Big Media too much they might stop being objective and actually portray him and his Administration in a negative way ...
I can’t wait to vote for President Trump again in 2020!
Hey Dan how is that Typewriter working LOSER
Looks like Danny boy wants another ass kicking from Freeperville!!!
Step right up Danny boy!
Rather Dull Dan.
There was no media ban anymore than there was a Muslim ban. The lack of education in America is frightening. The decision to have a meeting with less than all the reporters is not even remotely a threat to anything.
The US isn’t a democracy, Dan—Look it up.
“konzentrationslager” - lol
We’re in for a very bumpy ride.. fasten seat belts.
I think I have identified the misunderstanding here, Dan.
You see, there were no respected journalistic outlets that were barred.
We have the Troops.
Fit to rule? I think President Trump would describe it as serving.
Hey Dan..Time to die...
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