Actor Bryan Cranston appeared to go after President Donald Trump during his acceptance speech at the Tony Award’s on Sunday, declaring that the media is not the “enemy of the people” as the president routinely says of the establishment press.
Cranston, who was accepting an award for his portrayal of a broadcast journalist in the play Network, responded to comments by Trump that mainstream media networks and publications from CNN to The New York Times “will do anything possible to see our country fail” and had thus become “enemy of the people.”
“I would like to dedicate this to all the real journalists around the world, both in the press — the print media — and the broadcast media, who actually are in the line of fire with their pursuit of the truth,” Cranston said. “The media is not the enemy of the people. Demagoguery is the enemy of the people.”
Trump’s latest criticism the media came after The New York Times published an allegedly false report which said Mexico had agreed to take additional measures to stop the flow of illegal immigration from Central America to the U.S. southern border long before the president had threatened tariffs against Mexican imports.
Cranston seems to be yet another example of a privileged, liberal Hollywood celebrity who is radically out of touch with the rest of America.
.....there is not, we can always go back to our previous, very profitable, position of Tariffs - But I don’t believe that will be necessary. The Failing @nytimes, & ratings challenged @CNN, will do anything possible to see our Country fail! They are truly The Enemy of the People!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2019