Groups condemn video showing attack on media

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) is one of numerous groups making public statements Monday after it was revealed that there was a video that depicts a meme of President Donald Trump shooting, stabbing and otherwise assaulting members of the news media and various political opponents.

“This video is dangerous and disturbing. It gives further fuel to the president’s anti-press position, suggesting that violence against journalists is acceptable and even humorous,” said SPJ National President Patricia Gallagher Newberry.

The White House Correspondents’ Association, Radio Television Digital News Association, National Press Photographers Association, and CNN are among those condemning the video.