The biggest problem of their defense – that Trump is so dangerous that they have to protect the American people from him – is really the most open example of media hubris I’ve ever seen.
It is not the job of the media to protect us from anyone, where our elections are concerned. Mr. Editor, you have no right to decide that Trump is dangerous for the rest of us. You’re free to decide that for yourself and I will defend that, but when you presume to decide that for me, then you become my enemy.
It is the role of the American People to decide if Trump is or is not dangerous; if he is the appropriate choice for President. You are free to make your case in your editorials – and I encourage you to do so. However, your reporting had better be objective and equal. Anything less is an insult to the America and you are no longer worthy of our respect.
When you wonder why the printed press is dying, perhaps you should look in a mirror.