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John McCain to Donald Trump

John McCain to Donald Trump

Mr Trump announced earlier this month that he would bestow awards on the "most dishonest and corrupt media of the year", setting off alarm bells with free-speech advocates.

"While administration officials often condemn violence against reporters overseas, Trump continues his unrelenting attacks on the integrity of American journalists and news outlets", the Arizona senator wrote in an op-ed published by the Washington Post.

President Donald Trump's attacks on the press are empowering foreign leaders to "use his words" when they suppress the media, Sen.

The president's support base shares his view that the media is waging a partisan battle against the administration, but the prospect of the awards has fueled criticism from Republicans like Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake over Trump's adversarial treatment of the media.

McCain said press freedom was under attack across the globe, citing statistics from the Committee to Protect Journalists, which showed 262 cases of journalists being imprisoned for reporting, making it one of the most risky years for journalists ever.

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"Welcome to the Fake News Awards, which are totally real, unlike the really fake news, which is fake and not real", Fallon said. He then postponed the event until 17 January, saying on Twitter, "The interest in, and importance of, these awards is far greater than anyone could have anticipated!" When asked about the ceremony on Tuesday afternoon, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the awards were a "potential event". By nightfall, the mysterious was absent from the President's public schedule Wednesday.

McCain isn't alone in sounding the alarm about Trump's sustained attacks on the press this week. For they are shameful, repulsive statements.

Reagan recognized that as leader of the free world, his words carried enormous weight, and he used it to inspire the unprecedented spread of democracy around the world. When a figure in power reflexively calls any press that doesn't suit him "fake news", it is that person who should be the figure of suspicion, not the press.

Flake also compared Trump's attacks on the news media to the rhetoric of late Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and highlighted the longstanding consequences for Trump's attacking the truth.


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