On Friday, February 24th, President Donald Trump and his administration blocked media giants such as CNN, and the New York Times from a briefing with Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary. Ever since, his policies for dealing with the media have been under even closer examination than before. President Trump has had issue with the media before, accusing them of publishing false stories and painting him as the enemy. He has said on numerous occasions that the media twists stories in order to try and sell their audience on a story, basically using their opinion to sell their news. But President Trump is guilty of this himself. The majority of his Presidential campaign was just him using national television to spout his opinion on religion,
In New Hampshire in 2016, President Trump said in regards to the news media that "They're scum. They're horrible people. They are so illegitimate.” Having been quoted multiple times referring to the journalists and reporters in a similarly negative manner, President Trump apparently has diminished the nation’s trust in the press. The Trump administration is also notorious for barring certain news organizations, from access to events. In response to blocking prominent news organizations, including CNN and The New York Times, from attending a question and answer session with Press Secretary Sean Spicer, NPR wrote that “the relationship between the Trump administration and the news media has taken another step backwards.” By excluding typically adversary news organizations and including typically supportive news organizations, some argue that the Trump administration is inhibiting freedom of the press and prohibiting the truthful spread of information. On the other hand, it can be argued that adversary news organizations may distort events and quotes, causing unnecessary confusion and misguided
Currently, the office of the United States Presidency is one of the most powerful positions in the world. The President has the power to influence Congress, the nation and the free world. However, the US Media, which is also the freest and most powerful press, has had control over the presidency. The advent of CNN, ABC, NBC and others has had the effect of being able to sway the population of the United States, either garnering support for a president or destroying his credibility. The media has permitted the spread of information, allowing the people to take a more active role in politics making the general will better known, but it has also made politicians and the public hostage to the
In the past few months of the presidential race, Donald Trump has been at the top of the Republican leaderboard. His overall triumph in the race currently is mainly due to his abundance of media coverage. Due to his media coverage, his campaign has been able to convey its message all across the Internet. This has given him a positive effect in his candidacy. There are many who find this to be controversial as it givens him an advantage over the other candidates. There are also those who find this to be the cause of his reign in the presidential race.
In the chapter entitled “The Public Presidency Communications and Media,” Matthew Eshbaugh-soha argues that media coverage is extremely essential for presidential governance. However, it is challenging to control and adjust to serve presidential purposes, for it is driven by different motives. A president’s goal is to increase coverage surrounding him to obtain support for his policies, while the media wants to sell the best headlines to increase their profit. Eshbaugh-soha argues that even though presidents have developed different tactics to maximize their media coverage, they often face failures in doing so. In this chapter, Eshbaugh-soha analyzes the different mythologies, through which presidents attempt to increase their
In modern life, news outlets distribute satire and caricatures of government institutions and its leaders to the public via numerous social media platforms, television, and magazines with little to no repercussion. Currently, the most famous political figure satirized in the media is the forty-fifth President of the United States, Donald Trump. Harshly criticized for his politics, pseudo-professionalism, and demeanor, the President brandishes the reports and depictions of his misdoing as “fake news”. Protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution, the citizens and press are at liberty to represent the United States President as a little handed, orange colored man with an overexaggerated combover (Figure 1). Indeed, Donald Trump is neither
On January 28th, Donald Trump refused to attend the Fox News Republican debate as a result of his ongoing feud with anchor Meghan Kelly. Interestingly enough, Trump´s call damaged Fox, more than it hurt his campaign. The truth is, the media needs Trump and vice versa. Trump is an entertainer, and news organizations can only thrive when they have high ratings and high readership. The problem arises when the discussion in the media is
Now, more than ever, we are inundated with current events and stories we would never have heard ten years ago. Our level of awareness as a nation is setting us on a path of progression, with information one swipe away with a smart phone among other devices. The mass media outlets ultimately control the narrative and information presented to society. The dangers of the media can include: the use of choice words, special camera angles to make an event look much larger, loaded questions toward interviewers, the creation of hysteria, and the projection of their beliefs. The media knows what incites emotional responses and work while straddling a fine line to engage the public within their journalist guidelines. They can use tricks of the
Like many Americans, I automatically cringe when I hear President Trump refer to a “so called judge” or “the lying media,” as we're not accustomed to hearing presidents say anything remotely inflammatory, controversial or non-presidential. Instead, their pronouncements (they're typically much too smart to verbalize ad hoc or “off the cuff” statements) are usually circumspect, somewhat ambiguous and highly political; and thus in comparison we immediately assume President Trump is exhibiting emotion or immaturity when he “tweets his mind”. However, if we attempt to identify the major problems facing our country, we quickly realize our questionable media and political judiciary are both at the top of the list. The media do lie (if lie is too harsh a term, substitute prevaricate,
"Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one." This quote by A.J. Liebling illustrates the reality of where the media stands in today's society. Over the past twenty years there has been an increase in power throughout the media with regard to politics. The media's original purpose was to inform the public of the relevant events that occurred around the world. The job of the media is to search out the truth and relay that news to the people. The media has the power to inform the people but often times the stories given to the public are distorted for one reason or another. Using slant and sensationalism, the media has begun to shape our views in society and the process by which
As of August in the year of 2016, many events have occurred that became national news around the world like the tragedy that happened in Orlando, Florida, or the events of the #blacklivesmatter movement in the United States but there is one of two names that is constantly talk about till this day. Donald Trump, a presidential candidate running as a republican is one of the most talk about person in the media. Majority of the words Donald Trump says has become national headlines in the news and even he became a nonstop post on social media. Even on my iPhone, when swipe to the news section you can top new stories of today and 3 of the 4 stories are about Donald Trump and/ or his family. Since Donald Trump has been in news report during this year of 2016, obviously this current event will be discussing one of the many controversial opinions or jokes Donald Trump had said recently.
Donald Trump claims that he will “Make America Great Again,” but he embodies qualities that make America an embarrassment. His racist, sexist, and uninformed views are not representative of the American population as a whole, but Trump is somehow leading in the polls among the Republican candidates. This obvious contradiction of Trump being rewarded for his “bad behavior” occurs as a result of the media coverage of his campaign. Trump’s candidacy epitomizes the idea that “all press is good press.” Both the positive and negative media coverage Donald Trump has received since announcing his candidacy is extremely advantageous to his campaign. The foundation of Trump’s success can be attributed to many characteristics that United States citizens emphasize, including his media influence, his celebrity, and his memorability. While many laugh at the idea that Donald Trump can “Make America Great Again,” it is certain that Trump represents many qualities that are distinctly part of American culture.
Then why do journalists have these outlandish fears? Did we, America, get rid of the first amendment, the one where freedom of speech and press is guaranteed, when I wasn’t looking? We must of, because according to two New York Times journalists Davis and Grynbaum “President Trump turned the power of the White House against the news media on Friday [February 24] , escalating his attacks on journalists as “the enemy of the people...” . The article then goes on to say that our President, Trump has denied journalists belonging to several news outlets including The New York Times from attending the daily briefing. What happened to the government not infringing upon the press? Now many of you will say Trump did this to protect himself from fake news outlets. Fake news is a real threat and it is understandable that any President would want to prevent such organizations from causing panic or spreading lies. That being said as Friday progressed we saw Trump continue to rant, claiming, ““FAKE NEWS media knowingly doesn’t tell the truth,”...singling out The Times and CNN. “A great danger to our country.”” and while it is true that some respectable news outlets can make “Poor decisions like BuzzFeed’s publication of the unredacted, unvetted Trump dossier” (Ryan Chittum) leading people to be misinformed/mislead it also true that “Too many of us [Journalists] don’t understand Trump
On the internet, I’ve seen many rumours and insulting things about Trump. They also only point out the bad doings Trump has done and try their best to show he’s horrible. For instance, on the internet, people make websites that show the worst things he has done. The media shows us videos and websites like, “11 Worst Things Trump has said about women”, “32 Worst Things Donald Trump has ever said”, and “Donald Trump’s Most Idiotic Moments”. They rarely post the positive actions that Trump does. Most of the media dislike Trump so they try their best to make him look
Throughout the years the media has played a huge role in the media. They put an image out on how they want candidates to seem. Overall that affects how the voters view the election. Most of the time, voters only based their reasoning behind what they see in the media, and do not even look at the true facts. Donald Trump was someone one who was already in the media, they had its perks and downfalls. With him already being in the media, anything “horrible’’ that he did in the past would haunt him for the whole election, but since he already had fame it helped. Hillary kind’ve got that attention too, since she was the first lady a few years back. Knowing all this, and having the media put it out in a different way affects the elections.