He began his first full day in office by declaring war on the media, and now the President is circulating an "enemies list" asking "the enemy of the people" to bar his most vociferous political opponents from speaking on their airwaves. In a memo first circulated in a tweet by Axios National Political Reporter Jonathan Swan, the reelection campaign's Director of Communications Tim Murtaugh asked TV news producers to bar:
It's known as "Greener's Law," and it is one of the most fundamental principles of media spin, especially the political kind: Don't pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel. But as Republican Congressman Devin Nunes is learning, the same thing applies to milk in the Twitter age.
As an easy way to save time and words, this week's column is about Donald J. Russia.
When he gave a keynote at CPAC last weekend, it was the first time a President said "bullshit" during a nationally televised address. Why does this matter? Because Presidents are supposed to use their "bully pulpit" as a platform that lifts us up, not one that brings us down into the gutter.