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originally posted by: carewemust
IMO, President Trump should go further than merely labeling many of our U.S. media outlets as "Fake News" producers. He should stress the damage and death that (in particular), CNN, MSNBC, and the New York Times, could bring to our nation.
Example: The NYT has a story comparing the President of the United States with some goofy character out of the movie Caddy Shack.
originally posted by: muse7
Hitler had a term for it
"Lügenpresse" or lying press
a pejorative political term used largely by German political movements for the printed press and the mass media at large, when it is believed not to have the quest for truth at the heart of its coverage
. In other words, you're proposing to label the media traitors over words. Words that you disagree with, opinions you disagree with, and opinions that hurt your feelings. And yea, it's pretty obvious that your feelings are hurt about this, otherwise you wouldn't be advocating some Nazi-level control of the media.
degrading and belittling our President,
That's the US Code definition of treason. Do you see anything about unkind words? I don't. At the absolute best you might be able to spin "unkind words" into encouragement of "the enemy" but you'd get your ass handed to you by any attorney two years out of law school.
Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
Oooo, yet again nothing about "unkind words." Damn.
If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.
The lesson to be learned from this brief exposition of press law is that nothing is certain or ever will be about the subject. Given the longstanding view that the First Amendment is not an absolute, the degree to which restrictions and restraints and sanctions concerning access, publication, liability and disclosure will be imposed upon members of the press will always be subject to uncertainty.