tv The Day - News in Review Deutsche Welle August 16, 2018 10:30pm-11:01pm CEST
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two days ago i called the fake news the enemy of the people and they are they are the enemy of. the state media is trying to silence us. i think this i do not get to give you news they can you are free to do so i don't know what you newspaper berating it's all fake news so think newspaper fake i'm not finished i'm not finished make this they are the fake a disgusting. also on the program the queen of soul aretha franklin dies at the age of seventy six will be bowing our heads in respect.
welcome to the program president trump spends a great deal of time attacking the media especially those news outlets who give his policies critical coverage he likes to call that fake news an expression he's so far used in two hundred and eighty one tweets he's also called the press an enemy of the people echoing the words of tyrants such as it dictated joseph stalin and chinese leader mao tse tung well today journalists across the united states and elsewhere have been hitting back with more than three hundred fifty news outlets running editorials in defense of press freedom the boston globe new newspaper coordinated the action using the hash tag and the image that you see behind me. the press and the president in the u.s. it's a tense relationship. trump has many nicknames for media outlets he doesn't like the one of his labels for the press raised alarm bells. to call the fake news the
enemy of the people and they are they are the enemy of. his claim that america's leading journalists are a danger to society through widespread and international criticism i think it would be a good thing if you were to say right here at this briefing that the press are not the enemy of the people but the trump administration only double down i've addressed this question i've addressed my personal feelings i'm here to speak on behalf of the president he's made his comments clear now the press has fired back more than three hundred newspapers around the country have published editorials to counter the president's attacks the boston globe which coordinated the publications wrote to label the press the enemy of the people is as un-american as it is dangerous to the civic compact we have shared for more than two centuries. but the conservative wall street journal refused to participate writing that the first amendment does not say that the government cannot criticize the press mr trump enjoys free speech just as his media adversaries do. trump has responded to the
nationwide wave of editorials saying the press is free to write and say anything it wants. but he has shown no interest in making amends. ok let's talk now to alex kingsbury the deputy ideas editor at the boston globe the paper that launched in coordinated today's action alex thanks for joining us perhaps you could start out by telling us how the idea for today's coordinated defense of press freedom emerged what prompted this. what prompted this was this alarming departure of mr trump's past rhetoric about the press is big news and running on his sort of brand is as being an agitator against the media in general to this idea that the enemy as are the press is somehow the enemy of the people that's a phrase that really runs some alarm bells among the members of the boston globe editorial board and across newsrooms around the country. this is
a marked departure from the way that any president has talked about you know his own citizens ever in this country and we thought that it bore comment ok and what why does it why why does it raise some why the alarm bells ringing at the boston globe i mean the polling the press the and the enemy of the people has that crossed the line oh it has absolutely crossed the line absolutely crossed the line and one of the issues here is that you know not every journalist in this country the vast majority of journalists do not enjoy the institutional support of major news organizations like the boston globe or c.n.n. in some of the clips that you played the vast majority of journalism in this country and probably everywhere around the world is done at the very local level cities towns covering school boards covering you know the mare and or the board of selectmen or whatever happens to be those people are not the enemy of the people you know they're not treasonous or disloyal in some way and for the president for my president for their president to call them the enemies of the people is is is
alarming and you think this is so will perhaps incite violence against journalists . listen there are always concerns against against journalists this is the this is the business where we have chosen and there are many journalists around the world and far graver peril than in the united states where we enjoy considerable protection from the law and elsewhere the central idea here is this that a democracy a citizen of ocracy needs to be informed in order to carry out his work of self governance and if you rode an attack that free press that erodes the central pillar of democracy you know for us this is a this is a constitutional issue that goes right to the heart of our founding documents the founders of this country knew about biased press and wanted a free marketplace of ideas and it was so important to them that it was the first thing that they wrote in the bill of rights was that the the rights of the pressure not be infringed the president is free to criticize the press all he wants but to label them in a domestic threat it is unacceptable this is
a message that from the president of the united states is going to resonate in beijing in ankara and moscow and you know every capital around the world that it's ok to treat the presses as a domestic threat and that that's unacceptable and want are you what is the boston globe hoping that said today is coordinated action the editorials across the nation defending press freedom what are you hoping that this is going to achieve. well we're definitely not going to get an apology from mr trump nor are we expecting one wasn't this is already succeeded beyond our wildest expectations what it's done for us is several things first it's really put a granular nuanced view of the first amendment in the united states if you read through these editorials they all come from small towns and cities some bigger cities as well major players but you know these people talk about what the first amendment to them what a press means to their community to be informed about things that are going on. and to hold the powerful accountable that's powerful and so just moments ago or an m o
a little earlier in the day the senate the u.s. senate the united states has the unanimous resolution that they side with the boston globe and all these other news organizations and condemn the rhetoric of calling the press the enemy of the people you know that in and of itself is raising awareness among not not mr trump's followers who are unwinnable and i'm convince of all on this point but for the vast majority of americans we're prepared remarks and the columns that support including press ok so you're clearly satisfied with the effect of what's been happening today there are however some media outlets who didn't take part the wall street journal for instance also c.b.s. news i believe criticizing today's action a self-defeating does that sadden you that they didn't take part. no not at all no no this was not an effort of collusion as mr trump called earlier this morning this was not a tutti for papers to have their say on this important issue and if you go to boston globe dot com slash free press where we've. collected all of these various
editorials there are some of the do not agree with us there are some some newspapers that say these are just words the words have meaning this is not a threat to the press there are many there's a wide spectrum of views on this represented what we did think was important was for all of us to say that the same time so that the people who read us and who follow our news gathering efforts have an appreciation for the role that we played in democracy fundamentally that's that's what this was ok alex great to talk with you alex kingsbury that of the boston globe. turning to europe now where rescue teams in the italian city of genoa are still working round the clock in the search for survivors from the rubble of the collapsed marandi highway bridge local authorities say as many as twenty people could still be buried beneath the debris at least thirty eight were killed when
a stretch of the highway gave way on tuesday during busy day traffic. now the disaster has left an indelible mark on those who survived it or experienced a near misses the bridge came down to some experience has yet to sink in two days after the collapse. this man still finds it hard to believe what happens to him he survived the bridge collapse. though his truck is completely wrecked by the concrete rain he says he's feeling relatively well he was right under the morandi bridge when it suddenly came down on top of him. and a little boy on to stop as soon as i was under the bridge i opened the door to get out and i heard an explosion i turned around and was thrown through the air i hit a wall and lost my breath. out of us a little bit of the blast where the threw me backwards saved my life. i was there in that truck so the guy that will come in. the collapse of the decades old bridge
now coughed into was an incident many find hard to accept it was even more intractable for those who saw it some called the emergency number clearly in distress. now the shock has passed but hundreds of generalists a left to deal with the aftermath of the fall everyone who lived near the bridge has been evacuated. on thursday local residents had a few hours to recover some of their belongings without knowing whether or when they would be able to return home. with all of us we recovered some stuff because we had to leave with nothing like this city and us that much d.n.a. only had these clothes and have as morning i have now come to look at my hair while hopes of finding survivors of then issuing the blame game continues some
politicians say the european union was responsible for the disaster obvious blame the root management company but even if the answer becomes clear to be too late for those who perished and their families. we're going to get the latest now from general. standing by for us there. talking about these ten to twenty people who are unaccounted for is there any hope left of finding those people alive under the rubble good evening christopher the rescue is that we've spoken to say that they are desperately trying to keep faith that survivors will be found among the wreckage this is the third night now the flood lights lighting up the wreckage behind me they are working it rescues are working around the clock trying to scour the rubble they say that they will not give up until they are convinced that they are no survivors buried underneath a chief on their minds is the new figure that's been released here in genoa that's
the fact that they think that between ten and twenty people are still missing they of course are hoping that someone will be found alive but the reality is that this is now over two days since this collapse hopes really all fading that any survivors will be found rescue teams authorities have such a lot of the surface area of the wreckage the easy easy accessible area of the wreckage to try and look for survivors what's left is was deep below the heavy slabs of concrete and the twisted metal so the chances of finding anyone there in this area that still needs to be said is extremely slim and you know over the last two days shock and sadness have really been the dominant emotions but. people also beginning to get angry about what's happened. well there's a real political firestorm playing out in italy at the name there's been a lot of anger from ministers they've been speaking of very passionate times
pointing fingers of blame at various authorities the interior minister again today tweeting about the european union he's accused the european union of not freeing up enough money for infrastructure hey he science that is one of the reasons the finger of blame is also been pointed at the company that operates this stretch of the mates where behind me it's been accused of not keeping up maintenance for not ensuring that this bridge was safe enough that is something that the company is fiercely denied its sense says its maintenance checks. up to date but that hasn't stopped a real feeling of anger here from the government ministers having said that they were a lot of people here who are still experiencing this ongoing crisis the hundreds for example who still haven't been allowed to return from their homes they want to see a lot less finger pointing and a lot more assurances that the authorities are going to do what's necessary to get this city back to normal for them to be able to return to their homes they also
want to surance is not just here in general but across its city that something like this won't happen again that other bridges are safe and won't suffer the same fate and of course that one of the key issues there is what actually caused this disaster are investigators any closer to finding out what causes. well that's a point that's been raised by the company that operates this stretch of the motorway it's made very clear that while it's coming under fire from minister it is not been a stop list yet exactly what happened here on this bridge behind me on cheese day at the moment is pretty just theory there's been no official confirmation there are a number of theories that are being put forward as i mentioned the idea that perhaps this bridge wasn't safe that the maintenance wasn't up to scratch but there are other factors too is knowing that there was to wrench the rain if there was a falling at the moment of the crash there is also the suggestion that bridges like this is simply too old they were built in the one nine hundred sixty s. they are not they were not prepared for the amount of traffic that was traveling
along this was one of the main highways through this city it's really busy and there is a suggestion that it just wasn't up to it show much else in general many thanks for that. to iceland now where the whale hunting season is underway despite an international ban on the practice this year your thought is in iceland have given hunters permits to kill more than two hundred fifty miles in order countries the only remaining nation worldwide to allow the hunting of these wells but even in iceland. appears to be turning. marine biologist megan whitaker takes people whale watching off the coast of iceland a dream job for the marine biologist would occur has spotted something a whale is eating its way through school a fish. with a bit of luck the guests may even catch sight of the much larger humpback whale. in
the same waters where the tourists are taking snapshots others are whale hunting. these animals they have skid like alsace nerves they can feel there's pain so there is a heartbeat that goes into the wild and explosion and then they bring these wells on board so it can take you know thirty minutes after an hour of these wild bites a long painful process. ice lands only whaling station lies hidden at the end of a few orde far away from reykjavik. the whale catchers have captured a fin whale the second largest mammal on earth and an endangered species that is dead and rights activists document the stripping of the forty ton whales blubber. they post photos and videos online hoping to inspire others to act against whaling
this is not a tradition here really it started with norwegian stone it's we have we have longer tradition of eating kale in iceland and growing kale so if kale not a whale. one of the whaling company owner dismisses this kind of criticism as a teenager she harpoons wells from his father's boat and ate the meat. well you me this is a good day it's only me without any harm or drag out of us but it's been banned in all e.u. . us due to some reasons but if this sentiment is going to take over here i don't think i think iceland will be. will not be actually seen as a independent nation in a couple of years if you're going to use that argument. that the survey showed that a growing number of icelanders oppose whaling this demonstration is taking place outside the parliament building and reykjavik. the government could stop the
hunting at any moment instead it granted last songs welling company a permit to kill one hundred ninety one fin whales this year alone. the uncle of our finance minister is the c.e.o. for the wally company so if this doesn't scream corruption i don't know what does that we have other parties in parliament and they are against waiving. the whale meat has mainly been sold to japan the only export market for it. but now the willing company has a new business idea to make a medicinal compound for treating iron deficiency. we plan to freeze that are even meat. you get about thirty percent of the meat that will be then ground down in pulp they're. used as a food shipment. marine biologist make an whitaker is horrified by this type of
business idea the whales are already under threat due to climate change and marine pollution she hopes that whale hunting will be banned as severe possible. the world of music is in a somber mood tonight after the death of aretha franklin the u.s. singing known as the queen of soul shot to stardom of course in the one nine hundred sixty s. and one nine hundred seventy s. with hits like respect and chain of fools and with a uniquely powerful voice the thing grained itself in the american psyche in one nine hundred sixty eight she sang at martin luther king's funeral in two thousand and nine at the inauguration of barack obama for many she was the voice of empowerment during the civil rights era. the title of her nine hundred sixty seven hit
a composition by otis redding crowned her legacy from the moment the song hit the airwaves the subject. of lisa franklin's imprint on soul music was enormous commanding vocals powered the soundtrack of both the civil rights and women's liberation movements half a century ago. the daughter of the mississippi preacher and a mother who sang and played piano a recent franklin grew up in detroit singing at her father's church services at an early age she was strongly influenced by the gospel sound. she signed her first recording contract in one nine hundred sixty enjoyed limited success her breakthrough came when she switched labels several years later she soon earned the title queen of soul. still. she performed for president elect bill clinton in one thousand nine hundred three
and sixteen years later at the inauguration of president barack obama. among her many accolades she was inducted into the rock n roll hall of fame the first woman to receive the honor that was in one thousand nine hundred seven she received the presidential medal of freedom in two thousand and five and won a total of eighteen grammys the music industry's highest award. last year she announced she would reduce her appearances on stage her declining health forced her to cancel a planned concert earlier this year. with a career spanning over fifty years aretha franklin made an indelible mark on american music and influenced generations of singers. let's talk now to entertainment journalist k.j. matthews who joins us from los angeles k.j.
thanks for being with us what a loss for the world of music is there any way of putting a dime mention on this loss. really is what we see that there's some there are people waited knew what ensued was everyone is using american is saying all that stuff and she started it in gospel in she moved his soul in she did martin he did a little operetta she did it jesse incident didn't it sucks even to do it with george might get seduced by you seems like jennifer hudson a little bit me up in so many others on here all but certain to play it today but it really was it comes out with music and she did it and you know simpson was and she also indelible mark on its existence to her if she was a mormon to consumers you know yes she will say that the reason operations by jimmy carter put you up for president was one of the she's the suit because it's all on those studies grammys she was the first woman to you want to make the list goes on
and. here is no more. we have a slightly difficult link up with you but we're going to continue anyway one thing that i noticed that aretha franklin wrote in her autobiography she rethought. that she sang what did she mean by that what's the essence of her genius. pluto is no single indelicately very different not the number she has a four to eight range inputs that's very distinctive and so whenever overeating would take hold of a song whether it was gospel whether it does it it century was a. way of doing something good to ignore the artist that you do you can you know the song immediately didn't require frenkel song you could be in the supermarket with your song say yes that is a great i could just tell it by groups. and of course she inspired
a whole generation of female singers often didn't she. absolutely you know jennifer hudson was just on twitter saying that she got to know who is different with us at first said you know we did a whole lot at once not just in the u.s. but it didn't do any more we different in the in what was last talked about moving this usage and what people looked at not just you know the music i would have longevity in the record it's true but also about like it's you she just really transcended any white black artist especially that. it was sixty's where a lot of people you know girls understand second grade in the united states it was a lot of civil unrest and she was a pretty extensive. matthews in los angeles many thanks for talking to us. mysteries almost as ever the conversation continues online you'll find us on twitter. my twitter handle spring see. hash tag day
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