2017/06/28 – The Atlantic’s Editor In Chief: Trump Is Going To Be Responsible for Violence Against Journalists – NTK Network
The Atlantic’s Editor In Chief, Jeffrey Goldberg, on Wednesday said that he suspects that someone who listens to President Trump will see journalists as enemies of the state and carry out a violent attack against them. He said Trump would be responsible for such an attack.
“Well, part of my reaction is that we’re are all engaged in a reality TV show. That this is a reality TV version of a war between the president and the press,” Goldberg said.
“The problem is, and this is what I worry about more than anything else, is that there are people in the country who don’t understand that this a cynical reality TV game,” Goldberg concluded. “And are going to hear over and over again from the president that the reporters, journalists are enemies of the state…and someone is going to do something violent against journalists in a large way, and then I know where the fault lies.
Under this same reasoning, why is not Rachel Maddow to blame for Hodgkinson’s attempted assassination attempt of U.S. House members?
Maddow was his favorite show. She constantly harps on how Trump is a danger to the country. Somehow she escaped scrutiny for being the motivation for Hodgkinson to kill Congressmen.
The same for the Pizzagate shooter. Apparently, the Pizzagate situation that he read about online motivated him to take action against Comet Pizza – and blame was given to fake news, InfoWars, Breitbart, etc.
Maddow should be getting some heat for her dangerous rhetoric. CNN as well.
I am just noting the inconsistency of how blame is applied.
Ultimately people are responsible for their own actions. This whole blame thing is just an opportunity to harm political enemies in some way, shape, or form… which is why they are ready to blame Trump and conservative media, but don’t blame Maddow.