Headline RoundupSeptember 25th, 2023

Trump Vows to Investigate Media Outlets for 'Treason' if Elected in 2024

Summary from AllSides News Team

Former president and 2024 GOP frontrunner Donald Trump vowed to investigate multiple media outlets for “Country Threatening Treason” if reelected in 2024.

Key Quote: In a post on Truth Social, Trump stated, “I say up front, openly, and proudly, that when I WIN the Presidency of the United States, they and others of the LameStream Media will be thoroughly scrutinized for their knowingly dishonest and corrupt coverage of people, things, and events. Why should NBC, or any other of the corrupt & dishonest media companies, be entitled to use the very valuable Airwaves of the USA, FREE? They are a true threat to Democracy and are, in fact, THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE! The Fake News Media should pay a big price for what they have done to our once great Country!”

Details: Trump singled out NBC News (Lean Left bias) and MSNBC (Left bias) in his statement, accusing them of being “dishonest and corrupt” and stating they will “pay a big price” if he retakes the White House in 2024. 

How the Media Covered It: Outlets across the spectrum highlighted criticism of Trump’s statements. HuffPost (Left bias) countered Trump’s call for action against media outlets, noting, “The First Amendment protects free speech and press.” Forbes (Center bias) described Trump’s statements as “extremely inflammatory rhetoric.” The Washington Times (Lean Right bias) noted that Trump’s vow to investigate NBC News comes one week after he appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and complimented the interviewer.

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