President-elect Trump calls CNN fake news in a rampage with attacks against media at first press conference, further damaging freedom of press!
Trump was also far off base in his rampage against CNN, calling it a fake news organization and insulting its top people. Unlike BuzzFeed, which published the memos themselves, CNN purposely did not.
Instead, it broke an important and legitimate news story — that four of America’s top intelligence chiefs last week informed President Obama, Trump and congressional leaders that the memos were in wide circulation. Read the full story from David Gergen at CNN here.
As David Gergen points out, clearly the president-elect is attacking the wrong person. Is he venting anger at his nemesis, the free press as a whole or simply CNN, and how will this help him going forward? What is your opinion?