Republicans voice disdain after Trumps tweets support for Julian Assange
courtesy of theguardian.com
That’s not exactly what happened. The Trump tweets merely referenced Assange. Which is not to say that Trump DOESN’T support Assange. But it’s also not fair to say that he does.
The only thing this story actually proved is that Trump was happy to cherry-pick statements by someone else to lend credibility to his views — never mind that the person he quoted has his own issues with credibility.
As newspapers develop a routine around producing 800-word articles based on Trump’s 20-word tweets, this is quite likely to become a growing issue. Perhaps publications (and their readers) would be better served by just re-printing the tweets rather than overlaying a strong editorial tone on them.