Friday, June 29, 2018

Hard Week for Journalists

The mass shooting at a Virginia newspaper shook up many people in the press this week. The attack illustrates something that is becoming prevalent in the Trump era -- an anti-press hysteria whipped up by the person at the top.

This attack does not seem related directly to that -- the shooter had a long history of animus toward the newspaper in question. But who really knows?

A tone has been set, by Trump, that makes all of us feel like we have a target on our backs. "Enemy of the people," he calls us. The day may soon come when we are in fact the last best hope the people have...