One thing you can almost always count on: When the liberal media accuses the conservatives of some unethical abuse of power, the abusive action is something liberals would do themselves, or something they've already done.
Case in point is this sanctimonious Independence Day drivel from the Washington Post's Richard Cohen. Cohen contends that Trump is causing harm to the news consuming public with his battles against the media.
Bradlee was on the mark. President Trump is not in a fight with CNN as depicted in the ludicrous video he tweeted Sunday in which he wrestles the cable news network -- or with the Times or the Post. This is not a struggle between the White House and some corporate behemoths, but a continuing, persistent and hugely unprecedented attempt by the government to limit and control what you can see or read. It's not about us. It's about you.
Funny that Cohen should bring up the now infamous video of Trump body slamming CNN in a wrestling bout. Apparently The Donald picked up a video created and posted by a Reddit user, HanAssholeSolo, and retweeted it. CNN did not take this lying down, tracking down the Reddit user and forcing him to apologize and take down the offending video by threatening to publish his identity. The Conservative Treehouse made a screen grab of the threat.
In an article identifying the originating source of the wrestling gif tweeted last week by President Donald Trump, CNN says they’ll keep his name private so long as the person remains compliant to the media thought police.
The direct threat is: “CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.”
This perfectly illustrates how suppression of the news works and who does it — almost always it's the media. Oh sure, sometimes presidents ask news organizations to hold off on releasing a story. The Bush administration tried to convince the New York Times not to print a story that revealed a secret program in which banks cooperated with government to track terrorist financing. The Times said no to President Bush and published it anyway. When the media whine about Trump trying to control or suppress the news, remember that they are the ones who do it the most, sometimes resorting to blackmail to do it.