Hostility towards the media is bad. It is mean. Hostility, lies, and slant from the media does not happen. Everybody knows the media is completely independent and valiant and works solely for the sake of the people.
They're the 4th Estate after all.
Some People Just Don't Understand.
Way before Trump's Fake News Awards, when the media still thought they could stop the term "fake news," some woman of the "oh so high media" was talking about how Trump was going to stifle the news, how followers of Trump would stifle the news and assumedly, other emboldened parties would too. IIRC, the woman even threw it out there that Twitter Users like the users on "Frog Twitter" would "have a chilling effect on the news."
On one hand, that could be true. At the same time, who watches the "Fourth Estate." What is there to check them in this land of "checked and balanced" governance?
That's not a rhetorical question. The answer is nothing - not anything - nothing substantial or meaningful. I, however, am not implying or suggesting that anyone has the right to take the law into their own hands, act unlawfully and/or engage in any other shady business.
A blog is free and easy enough to create. It could help. A microphone cheap enough to at least to save up for if you'd rather not use your phone equipment. Flyers are easy enough to print and so on and so forth.
Unfortunately, for one reason or another, some people take things to far.
With This Kind Of Stuff, You're Gonna Have A Bad Time:
The Terror At CNN:
From The L.A. Times:
News of the arrest broke late Monday but the man, identified as Brandon Griesemer of Novi, Mich., was charged in federal district court on Friday after repeated threatening calls to CNN on Jan. 9-10.
"Fake news. I'm coming to gun you all down," the caller said, according to CNN, quoting from a federal affidavit. In another call, the caller threatened, "I am on my way right now to gun the f****** CNN cast down .... I am coming to kill you.”
There are conflicting reports as to how serious this guy was. Nonetheless, the caller still threatened and assumedly menaced.
Full disclosure, there is no evidence the perpetrator used/had a bowie knife, voice changer and/or the mask from Scream:)
Beings that no one reported it earlier on probably means the alleged caller, Brandon Griesemer was never taken that seriously.
If you mess around, you're gonna have a bad time. Unless you're a paid and protected fake newscaster left to run free.