The Battle between opinion and power is on the new level, as the US media in an open letter cleared that they will not let President-Elect Donald Trump to influenceÂ in their work.
Letter was published in the Columbia Journalism Review of Columbia University and which stated:
“It is, after all, our airtime and column inches that you are seeking to influence. We, not you, decide how best to serve our readers, listeners, and viewers. So think of what follows as a backgrounder on what to expect from us over the next four years. It will come as no surprise to you that we see the relationship as strained.”
It further states as;”We are very good at finding alternative ways to get information… Some of the best reporting during the campaign came from news organizations that were banned from your rallies. Telling reporters that they won’t get access to something isn’t what we’d prefer, but it’s a challenge we relish. You’ve banned news organizations from covering you. You’ve taken to Twitter to taunt and threaten individual reporters and encouraged your supporters to do the same. You’ve advocated for looser libel laws and threatened numerous lawsuits of your own, none of which has materialized,”
“But while you have every right to decide your ground rules for engaging with the press, we have some, too. When you or your surrogates say or tweet something that is demonstrably wrong, we will say so, repeatedly. Facts are what we do, and we have no obligation to repeat false assertions.”
“We credit you with highlighting serious and widespread distrust in the media across the political spectrum. Your campaign tapped into that, and it was a bracing wake-up call for us. We have to regain that trust. And we’ll do it through accurate, fearless reporting.”
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