Enemy Minefield

“A California man is facing federal charges for threatening to shoot Boston Globe employees, whom he called ‘the enemy of the people,’ after the Globe launched a national newspaper campaign in support of the free press and the First Amendment.”

+ Does this story suggest that Trump’s attacks on the media will turn all of his staunchest supporters into gunmen in an army against journalists? No. This guy is an outlier; a side-effect of a much broader strategy. Here’s one of the real goals of the scorched-earth attacks on the media: Trump Has Changed How Teens View the News. “Young people can see the president’s tweets as jokes, but they still often share his negative feelings about the press.”

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