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The Right-Leaning Wall St. Journal Latest Paper to be Declared “Fake News”

Ever since he announced his candidacy in 2015, Donald Trump has had a contentious relationship with the media. The Washington Post and the New York Times have been his two top targets. While he often refers to them as “failing,” both outlets have seen booms in their subscription rates since Trump took office.

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The President is also willing to declare Conservative leaning news sources to be “fake news” if they criticize any aspect of his tenure. Fox News knows this all too well. The Wall St. Journal has now become he latest outlet to be derided by Trump after publishing an op-ed bashing his COVID-19 press briefings.

On Wednesday a piece from the Journal’s Editorial Board critiqued:

“Mr. Trump seems to have concluded that the briefings could be a showcase for him. Perhaps they substitute in his mind for the campaign rallies he can no longer hold because of the risks. Perhaps he resented the media adulation that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been receiving for his daily show. Whatever the reason, the briefings are now all about the President.”

This knock rapidly got the attention of Trump, who tweeted, “The Wall Street Journal always “forgets” to mention that the ratings for the White House Press Briefings are “through the roof” (Monday Night Football, Bachelor Finale, according to the New York Times, & is only way for me to escape the Fake News & get my views across. WSJ is Fake News.”

 

 



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