Imagine any other president -- days after a serial bomber tried to kill his political enemies and a mass murderer was spurred to action based on conspiracy theories cited by the president and his political allies -- blaming the press for their crimes https://t.co/KGwyK8WftT— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) October 29, 2018
There is great anger in our Country caused in part by inaccurate, and even fraudulent, reporting of the news. The Fake News Media, the true Enemy of the People, must stop the open & obvious hostility & report the news accurately & fairly. That will do much to put out the flame...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 29, 2018
The press has always been with us but this kind of balls-out blind rage is well beyond historic rage at the press. Trump is an authoritarian demagogue and like other authoritarian demagogues, he cultivates rage at opponents, critics and anyone who might report a fact at odds with his non-stop lying. He wants to create an environment that makes it dangerous to disagree with him, no matter how evil and dishonest his words and actions.
Below: The mail bomber at a Trump rally holding up a sign condemning Trump's favorite media whipping boy. To refresh everyone's memory: he sent a bomb to CNN.