The New York Times just recently ran a piece of fiction about a Trump-assassination with four other pieces of short story fiction that were all slanted against Donald Trump. It is not clear how this falls within the realm of journalism. House Republican Representative Steve Scalise, a survivor of the shooting of the Republican baseball team, made no bones about what he thought of the Times and their short stories. You can read his comments here.
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“The media needs to take accountability for the role they are playing in promoting dangerous rhetoric and division…”
Wednesday the NY Times published five short stories by top thriller authors. The prompt was: What happens next in the Mueller/Russia investigation? Three of the five stories involved Trump’s impeachment, one featured a Trump sex tape, and one ended with an assassination attempt on the president. Here’s a sample of “How it ends” by author Zoë Sharp:
The Russian waited until they were a few steps past before he drew the gun. He sighted on the center of the president’s back, and squeezed the trigger.
The Makarov misfired.
The Secret Service agent at the president’s shoulder heard the click, spun into a crouch. He registered the scene instantly, drawing his own weapon with razor-edge reflexes.
The Russian tasted failure. He closed his eyes and waited to pay the cost.
It did not come.
He opened his eyes. The Secret Service agent stood before him, presenting his Glock, butt first.
“Here,” the agent said politely. “Use mine. …”
The Daily Caller asked Rep. Steve Scalise, who was nearly killed last summer by a deranged gunman, what he thought about the story. Scalise called it…….
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