Melania Trump Publicly Embarrasses CNN


Melania Trump just embarrassed CNN and MSNBC. She went right to the heart of the matter and offered a simple solution to a major problem facing America.
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The media is consumed with short-term ratings and quarterly profit statements and thus chases gossip more than news and in that way has lost their credibility.

As Melania tells them they have a way out of the vicious cycle – start reporting the news. From The Washington Examiner:

First lady Melania Trump is challenging journalists to cover the opioid crisis as often as they publish “idle gossip and trivial stories.”

She made the request while speaking in Las Vegas Tuesday at an event with conservative commentator Eric Bolling, whose 19-year-old son died from an overdose in 2017.

“I’d also like to take a moment to challenge the media to cover this very real issue as often as possible. In 2017, we lost at least 72,000 Americans to overdoses — that’s 197 lost American lives per day, more than 8 lost lives per hour,” she said.

“I challenge the press to devote as much time to the lives lost and the potential lives that could be saved by dedicating the same amount of coverage that you do to idle gossip or trivial stories.”

“When we see breaking news on TV or the front pages of newspapers, it is my hope that it can be about how many lives we were able to save through education and honest dialogue. We all have a real opportunity to help this country save lives, and I know these are the real issues that people care about,” she said.

This is the second event in which Trump has teamed up with Bolling; the pair addressed the opioid crisis at Virginia’s Liberty University in November. And it’s not the first time she’s dismissed coverage of the White House. Late last year, she told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that she would prefer the media focus on “substance” over “nonsense.”

“[The press] likes to focus on the gossip, and I would like them to focus on the substance and what we do, not just about nonsense,” Trump said.

From Fox News:

“I think it should be on every media and the front pages of the newspaper, and I’m sure a lot of people would follow and go home and talk with the children and educate them, so they are responsible adults and they show them how drugs can be dangerous,” she said.

Continuing, she challenged the media to: “devote as much time to the lives lost, and the potential lives that could be saved, by dedicating the same amount of coverage that you do to idle gossip or trivial stories.

“When we see breaking news on TV, or the front pages of newspapers — it is my hope that it can be about how many lives we were able to save through education and honest dialogue.”

She then explained how she teaches her own 12-year-old son, Barron, “how drugs are dangerous. It will mess up your head. It will mess up your body and nothing comes positive out of it.”

From The Hill:

First lady Melania Trump on Tuesday chided the media for its focus on “trivial stories,” urging reporters to dedicate the same amount of coverage to the country’s opioid epidemic.

The first lady has in the past criticized the press for its coverage of her, complaining that reporters focus on “unimportant” matters. President Trump regularly derides press coverage of his administration, labeling unfavorable stories “fake news” and labeling certain outlets “enemies of the people.”


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