The Los Angeles Times is now offering a t-shirt that expresses the view of liberal journalists who feel slighted by the Trump administration.
— Davan Maharaj (@DavanMaharaj) February 24, 2017
According to the Times, the shirt’s slogan is an affirmation of the paper’s mission and was made for a limited-time subscription offer, not as a statement about the state of press relations with the Trump administration. But it was unveiled a few days early by editor-in-chief and publisher Davan Maharaj in a tweet after the paper was excluded from a White House press gaggle on Friday.
The tweet attracted enough attention that the Times decided to make the shirt available in their online store as well as offering it as a premium for people who subscribe on Monday and Tuesday.
Trump isn’t trying to shut the press out or shut them up as much as he is trying to eradicate the fake news about his administration. He is also trying to control the messaging, rather than leave it up to the liberal media.