Trump campaign files libel lawsuit against The New York Times

Reason

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign filed a libel lawsuit against The New York Times today alleging that an opinion piece in the paper on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election defamed the campaign. The lawsuit is another escalation in Trump’s longstanding fight against the press, which he calls “fake news” and “the enemy of the people.”

Source: https://reason.com/2020/02/26/trump-campaign-files-libel-lawsuit-against-the-new-york-times/

Trump’s threat to ‘open up libel laws’ is empty but still harmful: Roy S. Gutterman

Syracuse

Trump’s threat to ‘open up libel laws’ is empty but still harmful: Roy S. Gutterman

The president doesn’t have the power to overturn centuries of legal doctrine and case law, writes First Amendment expert. His derision encourages others to attack the media.

Source: www.syracuse.com/opinion/index.ssf/2018/01/trump_libel_laws_first_amendment_roy_s_gutterman_commentary.html

Trump calls libel laws ‘a disgrace’ during Cabinet meeting

Boston Globe

President Trump said during a Cabinet meeting that people shouldn’t be able to say things that are false and then ‘‘smile as money pours into your bank account.’’

Source: www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2018/01/10/trump-calls-libel-laws-disgrace-during-cabinet-meeting/6nst3QU7x8Pq1tovXLR1dP/story.html

Trump lashes out at CNN, calls Fox News ‘MUCH more important’

Business Insider

Trump lashes out at CNN, calls Fox News ‘MUCH more important’

President Donald Trump on Saturday blasted CNN, calling it a source of “fake” news and comparing it unfavorably to its competitor Fox News.

Source: www.businessinsider.com/trump-lashes-out-at-cnn-calls-fox-news-much-more-important-2017-11

The problem with Trump’s calling for more positive coverage of himself on TV

National Review

The Problem with Trump’s Calling for More Positive Coverage of Himself on TV | National Review

Let’s hope that Trump’s complaint about getting “equal time” for positive TV coverage of his administration has nothing to do with any actual policy he’s proposing.

Source: www.nationalreview.com/2017/10/trump-wants-more-positive-tv-coverage-thats-problem/