Vice President Mike Pence faced accusations of hypocrisy on Monday night after he tweeted about the importance of “freedom of the press.”
Deeply troubled to hear reports about Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi. If true, this is a tragic day. Violence against journalists across the globe is a threat to freedom of the press & human rights. The free world deserves answers.
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) October 8, 2018
Turkish authorities believe Khashoggi, who disappeared a week ago after entering Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, was killed inside the consulate. He was known to be critical of Saudi policies.
Really? You, who serve and support a man who refers to our free press as the enemy and has children taken taken away from their families?
— Kathy Gylfe (@Pelydryn1) October 8, 2018
…from the leadership who calls the media “the enemy of the state” and “fake news” comes this tweet too.
— Rahul Sood 🦄 (@rahulsood) October 9, 2018
And yet, your boss advocates violence against journalists.
— ab (@BelcherAshford) October 8, 2018
Wow. @realDonaldTrump has threatened and harassed journalists here in this country. Where is your outrage about that?
— AmericanagainstTrump (@notadeplorable2) October 9, 2018
Maybe they figure he’s the enemy of the people? That’s going around.
— Just Debi, no stache (@TedWellsMustach) October 9, 2018
Seriously? You and Trump created this by screaming “Fake News” at legitimate journalists. You and Trump are responsible for this and own it. I cannot fathom how you and trump created this threat then ask for answers. Look in the mirror. 😡
— Kandi Davis (@Kandid61Kandi) October 8, 2018
Well maybe it’s time to have a discussion with your boss about that, he hasn’t helped.
— Heidi (@heidilovingnj) October 8, 2018
Trump’s hateful rhetoric is every bit as damaging to freedom of the press and human rights. The hypocrisy is rampant in this administration.#ComplicitVP
— Jackie Lee (@jlsparadise20) October 8, 2018
You serve & admire a president who calls the press the enemy of the people. Violence against journalists anywhere should apparently not be a problem for you guys.
— JudyB (@judme) October 9, 2018
Yeah, it’s nuts how many folks are calling the press the enemy of the people, huh?
— Cody Johnston (@drmistercody) October 9, 2018
Yeah. What happened to “ fake news” and condemning Journalists. Ohhh because he said so. New rules everyday. <eyeroll>
— Jean (@acornleaf) October 9, 2018
Ironic post of the day, award winner!
— Javier Enriquez (@JaviEnriquez) October 8, 2018
There is Captain Obvious and then there is Captain Oblivious.
— rslugs (@rslugs202) October 8, 2018
Oh good, a tweet. That‘ll solve it.
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) October 8, 2018