FAKE NEWS/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “William H. McRaven, a retired four-star admiral and former Navy SEAL, defended journalists this week, calling President Trump’s denunciation of the media as ‘the enemy of the American people’ the ‘greatest threat to democracy’ he’s seen in his lifetime.
That’s coming from a man who’s seen major threats to democracy…
McRaven left the military in 2014 after nearly four decades and later became chancellor of the University of Texas System. The UT-Austin alumnus, who has a bachelor’s degree in journalism, addressed a crowd at the university’s college of communication on Tuesday.
‘We must challenge this statement and this sentiment that the news media is the enemy of the American people,’ McRaven said, according to the Daily Texan. ‘This sentiment may be the greatest threat to democracy in my lifetime.’ “
–Kristine Guerra, “‘Greatest threat to democracy’: Commander of bin Laden raid slams Trump’s anti-media sentiment,” The Washington Post online, Feb. 23, 2017