Author: Natalie

The Press Is Not Too Much

The Press Is Not Too Much

Letters to the Editor: Is the backlash to Trump coverage too much?

Published: Sunday, November 11, 2016 at 3:23 p.m.

Last Modified: Saturday, November 10, 2016 at 4:16 p.m.

The left-leaning editorial page of The Palm Beach Post (“Trump, the self-doubters: Are they really that dumb?), in a recent piece titled “Is the pushback to Trump too much?” offered insight into why the backlash against the Donald is “too much.”

I can understand how people get angry at the news media. The media is the largest single source of negative information. There are many good reasons for the news media to be criticized. I do not know many people who would describe themselves as media-oriented. I’m not even sure what one would consider media-oriented, unless it’s something like the news media.

And I’m not about to claim that the news media are all liberal, some are some are conservative. That’s not reality, and it’s not good journalism. But I did want to point out what I think some of the criticism of the press is based on, and why it’s not “too much.” This is not to say that there aren’t aspects of the press that are bad, or not as fair as they should be. And certainly there are aspects of the media that I do not think are fair, or too biased, but what I am saying is that the criticism of press overreactions and overreaction is not, in my view, too much.

And I’ll have to admit, because I spent a lot of time in school and college teaching journalism, many years ago, there were aspects of the press, such as the media, that I thought were absolutely wonderful — there were some terrific writers I knew, and I always learned from people I didn’t know as much. And I always learned from my father and his journalism teacher at the U of Florida, who was also a writer, and who in his own way was as fair and objective as I could be. As a teacher, I’ll admit I have my biases. I’m

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