Trump Effect One Year Later
Still following your publication with much
Bill Boesch boosting President Trump’s
“achievements” in recent articles make me wonder.
As a vivid reader of The New York Times
and through other accounts, I can only wonder. (Or do I read Fake News?)
Hope that you are enjoying a well-earned
retirement at home and with your loved ones.
Have thought about your letter as we really
appreciate an opportunity to discuss further.
Firstly, anyone who controls news publications
can make events positive or negative.
They (NYT) were the kings with the power.
For example, you can say “He is a hard worker and spends 80 percent
of his time traveling, which makes his company one of the top providers,”
or you can say, “He focuses on his job at the expense of his wife
and children who are growing up without a father.”
May Not Be
The New York Times, CNN, Washington Post,
CNBC are looking at a serious problem.
President Trump is using public internet
sites to speak directly to the people, so these news agencies no longer
have as much control. That is very dangerous to their business and reduces
much of their power. They don’t like it and therefore don’t
like Trump. They have gotten away from double-checking their facts and
many times print rumors as facts.
Are they Tabloids or News?
I just read that this is also happening
in Europe and they are putting up a board to catch and stop ‘Fake
But this is also as dangerous as controlling
what is printed, which is very dangerous to a free society.
I listen to Fox, CNN, and BBC News. I read
the NY Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal. I also read the
ratings on these news agencies to see if they report both the pros and
cons. Then I research the news reports and
make up my mind. There are a lot of things about Trump’s policies
that I disagree with and his threats on Trade is one of them.
But there are also many things that I agree
with and I try to show both sides.
I wish the news agencies did the same.
A Final Thought
Trump is a business man and negotiation is his trade. He may be doing
some of this stuff to get what he really wants. Look at NATO, Syria, Russia,
North Korea, and China. Better yet, look at the stock market. Some of
my friends own small businesses and they tell me that their first quarter
results almost equal their business in all of 2017.