Beware Of Attacking the Press
Politicians attacking the press is not a new issue. But in the recent past, the attack from the administration towards the media is by and large increasing all over the world. The media, the journalists, and reporters are in a kind of fear grip due to the attack from different quarters, especially from the politicians and administration. The recent developments in the United States of America is again in the news. The latest edition of The New York Times reports the recent attack by the President-elect Donal Trump thru social media is the latest such attempt by a top politician.
But to the surprise to many the aftermath of Trump’s tweet brings out more benefits to the media than more damage. The Vanity Fair Magazine faced the attack of Trump, Read more here on this link: TRUMP GRILL COULD BE THE WORST RESTAURANT IN AMERICA
But the report says that after the attack the circulation/subscription to the publication increased tremendously. The NT repot says its subscriptions spiked a hundredfold over their daily average.
This is indeed a surprising development, and politicians should make note of this and refrain from attacking the press and allow the maximum press freedom.
The Los Angeles Times’s editor in chief and publisher, Davan Maharaj, called this as “a new golden era in journalism.”
Read more about this report on the pages of New York Times