To the Editor:

The American press has historically been able to shape many national policies. The presence of this influence caused the press to become accustomed to wielding unchallenged and immense power — unchallenged that is, until the commencement of the 2016 presidential election cycle.

One man, in the person of Donald Trump, is single-handedly leading the charge to dramatically shift power from the American press to the American people. Succinctly stated, the issue we face today is not about Republican or Democrat politics. We are actually living in an era where the power of the American press is being diminished by the ballot box.

The American media is losing its power because it denies one simple principle: truth will ultimately win out over deception and "fake news." The American press, in its arrogance and willingness to blatantly distort the truth, is now quickly sliding into a state of social and political oblivion.

As the media continues to attack President Trump, be aware of the real issue. President Trump is being relentlessly attacked by the press not because of his policies, but because he champions a compound principle of American democracy - the principle that truth and power are immutably interrelated. As we are now witnessing, when an overwhelmingly large segment of the press consistently disregards the truth, the people will strip the press of its power.

And there you have it: the American press is bent upon destroying President Trump because he represents a direct and tangible threat to its power.

Chris Tabing

Coulterville

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