Tom Hanks sends a simple message of support to US journalists [IMAGE]

Tom Hanks
Support us and go ad-free

Award-winning actor Tom Hanks has just sent US journalists a strong but simple message of support. Aware that the Trump Administration has been keeping the media very busy so far, Hanks sent the White House press corps a new espresso maker, together with a short letter of encouragement.

The note read:

Tom Hanks message
Image via Twitter

Keeping up with Trump

Journalists perhaps thought they had their work cut out for them during Trump’s presidential campaign. In November 2016, for example, The Toronto Star listed hundreds of untruths that Trump had told in the previous months. And while lying is certainly nothing new in politics, political scientist George Edwards claims Trump’s falsehoods, misstatements, and exaggerations leave him “in a class by himself”.

As The Atlantic points out, “calling something a “lie” implies that the speaker knows what he said is untrue, and that he meant to deceive”. So unless Trump admits to intentionally deceiving America, there’s the possibility that he may be making genuine mistakes. But either way, journalists are working hard to keep up.

Editor-in-chief of The New Yorker, David Remnick, spoke ahead of a Columbia Journalism Review conference on 3 March, saying:

You can’t afford to be exhausted. This is the time you drink some coffee and work… We need to do our damn jobs with a sense of not political opposition but sheer intensity for finding out what’s true and what’s not.

And Tom Hanks is just one of many outside the world of journalism who have made their support for that mission crystal clear.

Read on...

Support us and go ad-free

Get Involved!

– See other articles about Donald Trump at The Canary Global.

– Visit our Facebook and Twitter pages for more of our international coverage.

– Play your part in the ongoing media revolution by reading and supporting the work of independent outlets which seek to hold the powerful to account. Please add more that you like in the comments:

The Canary, Counter Propa, The Intercept, JacobinMedia DiversifiedNovara MediaCorporate WatchCommon SpaceMedia Lens

Featured image via Dick Thomas Johnson

Embedded image via NowThis/Twitter

Support us and go ad-free

Do your bit for independent journalism

Did you know that less than 1.5% of our readers contribute financially to The Canary? Imagine what we could do if just a few more people joined our movement to achieve a shared vision of a free and fair society where we nurture people and planet.

We need you to help out, if you can.

When you give a monthly amount to fund our work, you are supporting truly independent journalism. We hold power to account and have weathered many attempts to shut us down and silence the counterpoint to the mainstream.

You can count on us for rigorous journalism and fearless opposition to an increasingly fascist government and right wing mainstream media.

In return you get:

  • Advert free reading experience
  • Behind the scenes monthly e-newsletter
  • 20% discount from our shop


The Canary Fund us

Comments are closed