The media gave up on fact checking early on in Donald Trump’s campaign—not because they never found false content, but more so because there was too much wrong content to keep up with. Now Trump is president, and the media is saying, “liar, liar pants on fire.” Dan Rather, the former CBS anchor, weighed in on the topic by stating, “What can we do? We can all step up and say simply and without equivocation, ‘A lie, is a lie, is a lie!’ And if someone won’t say it, those of us who know that there is such a thing as the truth must do whatever is in our power to diminish the liar’s malignant reach into our society,”
Of course, Donald Trump had no problem calling people liars and crooks during his campaign. He nicknamed fellow Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton as “crooked Hillary.” Then there was “Lying Ted Cruz” who seemed to get the very title that Trump is battling now. Trump has had a rough few days with the media. His threats to remove them from the White House has sparked outrage, causing many networks to rethink their leniency about the President’s actions and words during his run for the White House.
So is the media trying to make up for not calling a spade a spade during the election process? Or are they trying to ruffle enough feathers to protect their jobs and prevent Trump from being able to ban them from the White House? Either way, the main point of the topic is not the war between Trump and the media; the real question is, “How honest is our president?”