Via CNN, Blitzer to Kellyanne Conway, a Trump campaign official: "Are you comfortable with the attacks he's launched against the news media? (Trump calls the media) 'low lives' and uses all sorts of ugly words, are you comfortable with that?
"You know what worries me -- and I'm not objective on this because I'm on the Steering Committee on the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and I really believe in a free press and I'm sure you do as well -- but the working journalists, the embeds who are traveling with them all the time, they go to all these rallies, they're in this pen, he points to them, he sort of eggs the crowd on to go after them. They're a lot of young journalists, they're scared sometimes."
Conway: "I respect them all."
Blitzer (interrupting): "He shouldn't be doing that. I mean, can you talk to him? And say to him, 'Mr. Trump, we only have a few days left, these are hardworking young journalists, they deserve to have some security,' if you will, because some of those Trump supporters out there, they get pretty nasty with what they're screaming at these young people."
Basloney. Blitzer is playing politics. No reporter has been physically attacked at a rally. Their lives are not in jeopardy and he knows it.
If Blitzer wants to stop Americans from complaining about the press, then I suggest Mister Steering Committee do something about it -- and demand straight and honest reporting.
The people he should upbraid are not the victims of the campaign of smears by "reporters," but the reporters themselves.
Journalists no longer are respected in this country because so many of them have turned into anti-American social justice warriors.
For example, some reporters seemed to side with rioters and looters in Ferguson. Indeed, their error-prone reports and outright lies about "hands up" are a reason the town was nearly destroyed by violent rioters, whom the media portrayed as mere "protesters."
Blitzer, CNN, and the pro-Clinton reporters covering Trump fool no one.
From the Hill:
The American public thinks the media wants Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to win by an almost 10-to-1 margin, according to a new poll.
The Suffolk University/USA Today poll released Friday asks, "Who do you think the media, including major newspapers and TV stations, would like to see elected president: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?"
Of the 1,000 adults surveyed, 75.9 percent answered Clinton, while just 8 percent picked Trump, the Republican nominee. Just more than 16 percent of respondents chose either "neither" or "undecided."And there is this:
Trump has repeatedly complained the media is against him.
“It’s the greatest pile-on in American history," Trump told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Thursday.
"I go to rallies and they're starting to hate the media because they see it's all a big lie. Not all, but a lot of it’s a big lie.”Blitzer's attempt to silence a critic is anti-free speech. But then the press seems to hate free speech as much as it hates the truth these days.
Reporters get a special place -- respect and privilege -- only when they earn it. They lost that respect after years of pushing anti-capitalistic pap and creating controversies out of nothing (Romney's drove with a dog carrier on the car's roof) while ignoring the devastation of NAFTA, Obamacare, and the VA.
Trump stands up to these frauds. Instead of blaming Trump, Blitzer should demand that journalists stop trying to slant the news.
Please read "Trump the Press," a fun romp through the Republican nomination that uses the deadliest weapon to skewer the media experts: their own words. "Trump the Press" is available as a paperback, and on Kindle.