Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Trump Suggests Senate Committee Should Look Into US Media's "Fake News Stories"

Donald Trump seems to want the Senate Intelligence Committee to look into whether the media is reporting "made up news." Today he tweeted, "Why Isn't the Senate Intel Committee looking into the Fake News Networks in OUR country to see why so much of our news is just madeup-FAKE!" Apparently he suggesting that the Committee's focus on investigations into foreign (particularly Russian) news on his 2016 campaign was off the mark. The White House was also pushing back this week on reports that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had made at least one disparaging remark about the President.

 

More here from the Washington Post and here from CNN Politics. 

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