Conway is saying the media should be “forced” to report the news in a way that is favorable to Trump. She is lamenting that America does not have full-blown government control of media content and that reporters are not sufficiently “afraid” of Trump and his White House.
Trump has repeatedly bullied reporters covering him and even shown his support for violence against the media.
Authoritarian, anti-press impulses are nothing new from this administration. Conway has previously threatened to revoke Chuck Todd’s interview access if he kept criticizing former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, and said pundits who “talk smack” about Trump should be fired.
Terrifyingly, though, some corners of the media appear to be moving in the direction Conway wants.
Ousted white supremacist adviser Steve Bannon is back at Breitbart and prepared to wage “war” against any politician who questions Trump, even members of his own White House — a plan that has Trump’s tacit blessing.