Letter to the editor: the press should be able to report the news

Sade+Johnson

Ava Normandin

Sade Johnson

Sade Johnson, Staff reporter

Dear editor,

Social media is taking over the world in the recent years, but our president took to social media to express his opinion and hatred towards the press. President Trump stated that “that news media is the enemy of the American people,” but I completely disagree with him.

In the US Constitution on the 1st amendment it says that ‘Congress shall make no law respecting an established of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof:or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press.” Therefore the press is allowed write what they want.

On August 3rd The Boston Globe did a poll on what people think of the press.one of the question is that “president Trump should close down mainstream news outlet, like CNN, the Washington Post ,and The New York Times”.In total 13% of Americans agreed with this while 66% disagreed with this.Another poll saying that “The news media is the enemy of the American people.” Most people disagree while 29% agreed with this statement.

President Trump assaulted the press by using social media and its not fair for the journalist nor the press to get assaulted by the president. President trump is brainwashing some Americans by using social media like, Twitter , Instagram and much more.

I disagree with Trump because the press has the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press. President Trump can’t stop the press because they are doing their job. The press are allowed to write what they want because that’s how they can express their ideas and creativity.

 

                                                                            Signed,

                                                                            Sade Johnson

                                                                             Dobie Jr. High Student Journalist