The Fourth of July is a daylight of saluting America’s fight for freedom and CNN decided to mark the celebration by celebrating, very specifically, freedom of the press.
The network tweeted on Tuesday excerpts by some of the most influential parties in U.S. autobiography, including Benjamin Franklin, Eleanor Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln.
” Celebrate America and its impunities this #IndependenceDay ,” the network wrote in its first tweet.
Of all the mentions CNN shared, more than half pertained the First Amendment, which includes the guarantee of freedom of the press.
Considering President Donald Trump‘s crusade to discredit various media shops he deems as offering” phony word ,” CNN’s decision to single out iconic representations’ envisages on the freedom of press would seem to be no coincidence.
This weekend, Trump specifically targeted CNN during yet another Twitter tirade. On Saturday, he pinned a tweet to his timeline which were of the view that CNN should be renamed” forgery news ,” then called his use of social media ” MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL .” Later that evening, Trump railed against the mediain a addres he passed in Washington to honor military ex-servicemen during a religiously themed Fourth of July event.
On Sunday, Trump double-dealing down on his attacks and appeared to endorse cases of violence against columnists by tweeting an edited video that pictured him violently overpowering the CNN badge during a WWE match.
CNN responded to Trump’s weekend Twitter rants by observing White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ quote from last Thursday:” The president in no way formation or fad has ever promoted or feed brutality. If anything, fairly the contrary .”