Networks Accused of ‘Capitulating’ to Deceitful President as #BoycottTrumpsAddress Surges
MoveOn.org is circulating a petition calling on the networks to reverse their decision. In part, it reads:
Networks refused to air President Obama’s 2014 speech on immigration. Trump’s speech, if it follows his track record, will be full of lies and attacks, all about shoring up right-wing political support.
Networks can send a clear message to a man who has attacked immigrants and Muslims, abused the free press, shuttered our government, and threatens democracy: Refuse to air his hateful lies.
Corporate television networks have long been accused of giving Trump a free platform to spew vicious lies and propaganda with zero pushback. During the 2016 presidential election, Trump was handed billions of dollars in free media, which he exploited to peddle racist fear-mongering and ultimately win the White House.