FDR’s war against the press

“Franklin Delano Roosevelt, revised the media rules in equally profound ways. Like Trump, he feuded with the mainstream media; like Trump, he used a new medium [radio] as a direct pipeline to the people. He also used the government’s machinery to suppress unfavorable coverage, a fate we hope to avoid in the age of Trump.”

“And then there was that time in 1942, when FDR gave a New York Daily News journalist whose reporting he disagreed with a Nazi Iron Cross medal.”

It’s okay when they do it. Especially the principal hero of the modern liberal Dim party.

Via Reason and PJMedia

3 responses to “FDR’s war against the press

  1. Four terms of Trump?

  2. I doubt it. The law was changed. I doubt if FDR got as much shit from them as Trump has. They cooperated in never photographing his gimpy legs or his wheelchair.

  3. “They cooperated in never photographing his gimpy legs or his wheelchair.”
    And bragged about it not to long ago.”