But what often gets forgotten is that Trump was not just mocking a disabled person; he was mocking a disabled reporter.
This is important.
Trump’s bigoted attack on various groups can’t be separated from his attacks on the press. As demonstrators take to the streets to defend civil rights, we all need to remember that civil rights struggles depend on the right of a free press to cover the story. Trump isn’t just dismissive of huge sections of the population; he is openly hostile to anyone who questions his authority and offers a competing view of the world, which is why reporters are one of his most frequent targets
Trump’s election will mean the end of the free press essentially.
And of course Salon just isn’t getting it. The entirety of the American media was deeply in the tank for Hillary. I saw more than one piece at major outlets arguing that, well, Hillary doesn’t seem to be doing so well so should we as reporters just openly call Trump a fascist lying sack of shit?
This was done in the name of protecting media’s traditional objectivity.
It’s because all could see you were already drooling over Hills that the attacks on you happened and also why they worked. If you had been objective then it wouldn’t have.