After President Trump Slams CNN, James Comey Posts "Freedom of Press"

Since Trump assumed the office, USA media, including CNN, have accused the U.S. president's team of having alleged ties to the Kremlin.

CNN took to President Donald Trump's favorite platform to respond to his latest tweet dissing the cable news network.

During today's broadcast of Reliable Sources, Stelter brought on a panel to discuss Trump's recent attacks on CNN as well as his TIME tweet. As of Saturday evening, the site was unavailable due to technical difficulties.

The takeaway? Twitter thinks Trump's continuous threats toward CNN aren't just a nuisance - they're a blow to principles of free speech and press freedom.

"The perception of Donald Trump in capitals around the world is shaped, in many ways, by CNN", he told New York Magazine reporter Gabe Sherman.

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Many, including some CNN reporters and analysts such as Christiane Amanpour and Jake Tapper, also did not sit silent, and criticized Trump for undermining the work of foreign correspondents in war zones around the world. Again, there is "nothing fake about that".

"Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that can not be limited without being lost".

This week, the Department of Justice challenged a merger between AT&T and Time Warner, which owns CNN. MAGAPill has also pushed the conspiracy theory that DNC employee Seth Rich was murdered for handing DNC emails over to Wikileaks, and it has alleged that Hillary Clinton's campaign was responsible for the Russian ads that circulated on social media ahead of the presidential election. Some see the move as an effort to hand the network over to a conservative buyer, like Rupert Murdoch.

Sure, Fox News might still be the most watched news network in America - but the responses to the president's attack on CNN show that many deeply respect the worldwide reporting delivered by the news channel.

  • Sonia Alvarado