And breaking just this afternoon, Trump is ordering Energy Secretary Rick Perry to Stem Coal and Nuclear Power Plant Closures, in the name of you guessed it, national security, arguing that closures put the nation's grid at risk.
hooligan: The concept of Biased News by Big Media is nothing new and didn't begin with the rise of Trump. Almost two years into his brief term President Kennedy sat for an interview with correspondents from the then big three networks. In the transcript below JFK espouses the necessity for an active and free press in the US. The kicker is JFK reminds the press of their own responsibility. It perfectly illustrates how far Big Media has fallen since JFK made the below remarks. NBC Correspondent Sander Vanocur: "You once said that you were reading more and enjoying it less. Are you still as avid a newspaper reader, magazine--I remember those of us who traveled with you on the campaign, a magazine wasn't safe around you." THE PRESIDENT. "Oh, yes. No, no, I think it is invaluable, even though it may cause you--it is never pleasant to be reading things that are not agreeable news, but I would say that it is an invaluable arm of the Presidency, as a check really on what is going on in the administration, and more things come to my attention that cause me concern or give me information. So I would think that Mr. Khrushchev operating a totalitarian system which has many advantages as far as being able to move in secret, and all the rest--there is a terrific disadvantage not having the abrasive quality of the press applied to you daily, to an administration, even though we never like it, and even though we wish they didn't write it, and even though we disapprove, there isn't any doubt that we could not do the job at all in a free society without a very, very active press. Now, on the other hand, the press has the responsibility not to distort things for political purposes, not to just take some news in order to prove a political point. It seems to me their obligation is to be as tough as they can on the administration but do it in a way which is directed towards getting as close to the truth as they can get and not merely because of some political motivation."