Is every Trump tweet news?

Journalists need to decide what is really important

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Is every Trump tweet news?

Written By Jordan Slobodinsky, Copy Editor

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I’ve been a huge critic of Donald Trump over the last year. During the election I was a devout Trump supporter, and I really thought that having a Republican in office would be ideal for our country. But I was wrong, very wrong, and I accept that now. I’ve decided that I’m going to use my journalistic skills to cover Trump and try and make up for my mistakes.

However, within the last year, some journalists seem to have lost sight of how to cover the president. Realistically, the president makes a lot of stupid decisions, and it is only right that the media makes sure that we know about these decisions. But do we really need to know every single thing that President Trump does?

Please understand I am not defending Trump or coming to his aid; I am simply saying perhaps the media has reached a point where they have lost sight of what news really is when covering Trump.

A prime example of this is this past summer when the media actually made a headline out of President Trump staring into the sun. Was it idiotic? Yes. Was it news? No.

The position of President of the United States is one that needs to be covered by the media, but I really don’t need to know what Trump is doing every second of the day. Did I hate when Obama went on golf retreats? Yes. Did I feel like I needed to see it on the news? No.

To me, it seems like a spiteful situation. Some media outlets just want to scrutinize politicians no matter what; it doesn’t matter who they are. It’s actually quite frustrating and it’s something that needs to change. Trump should be covered extensively, but the media doesn’t need to remind us that he’s a fool. We all know that.

We all know that he’s also a patriot, whether you want to admit that or not. I can also respect him for that, and I think it’s wrong the media paints his patriotism in the wrong light. I understand where many reporters are coming from; it’s really tough to compliment a bigot and a racist. But maybe cut him a little slack?

Overall, our media needs to not give this man so much attention. Cover his political moments and speeches, but stop it with trying to tell us something that we already know. America knows that it is led by an idiot, and there isn’t anything we can do right now but try and resist his decisions.

I implore the media of America to seek out a different way to cover this man. Try and find a new angle and stop reminding us that he’s a idiot.

Preferably, I’d like to forget that he exists. Just because we are led by someone who has no idea what he is doing does not mean that we need to give him the notoriety he fosters.

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