Trump is trying to strong-arm the news media

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On Twitter Wednesday morning, President Trump queried if he should "take away credentials" from the media in light of what he called "Fake News" and negative coverage of his administration.

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I know we are all numb by now to the tornado of diarrhea that is spewed by the President of the United States on a daily basis, but Trump straight-up threatening to revoke the licenses of people who write negative things about him is a real dic (tator) move.

"Why do we work so hard in working with the media when it is corrupt?" he ased, adding: "Take away credentials?".

Newsweek reports that Trump's tweet was referencing a study from the conservative Media Research Center finding that 91% of "evaluative" statements about Trump made on nightly newscasts from ABC, CBS, and NBC from June to August of past year were negative.

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So instead of Trump sanctioning legitimate news organizations whose coverage he doesn't like, they should take the upper hand and simply ignore the White House press briefings. "At the same time, the press has a responsibility to put out accurate information". At the time, Time Bureau Chief Michael Scherer asked Trump for assurance that he (Trump) would promise not to revoke press credentials of "unfair" reporters.

"White House press facilities having been made publicly available as a source of information for newsmen, the protection afforded news gathering under the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of the press, requires that this access not be denied arbitrarily or for less than compelling reasons."

What's more, barring reporters because of coverage could cross a legal line.

In the U.S., journalists need to get and present press credentials to get permission to enter and report from places like the White House, Congress, the Supreme Court and other government agencies. He has generally viewed most news coverage as unfair and talked about taking retaliatory measures against journalists.

Reporters need credentials to access the White House and cover the president's official and campaign events.

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