White House reporter rails against Trump in new book: ‘Drove me to drink,’ ‘terrorized’ country
On “The View” Thursday, White House Correspondent April Ryan He advised young journalists not to make themselves the focus of their reporting. “Please understand, it’s not about you. It’s about the story,” she told the audience.
However, in Ryan’s new book, she seemed to enjoy making herself part of the story.
In her book, Black Women Will Save the World: Anthem, Ryan described how she struggles to preserve the “democracy” and “voting” of Donald Trump and his allies, “I made her a target.”
At one point, she even embraced her role as an activist.
“Our activism is rooted in serving the underprivileged, forgotten and marginalized. I have been lobbying against describing my work as ‘activity’ because that adjective has been pressured to delegitimize my work. But over time, I have come to accept and embrace the description,” Ryan wrote. It quotes from Project 1619 of the New York Times Nicole Hannah Jones “All journalism is an activity,” he said.
“For black journalists, especially black women, her words are gospel,” Ryan wrote. “Hannah Jones is right – all journalism is an activity, and more importantly the cause you are an activist for. In the end, who are you fighting for?” She asked.
The White House reporter frequently grabbed headlines during the Trump years for her hostile interactions in the press conference room.
In her book, she referred to these events as “devastating” and “shocking” “micro assaults” she “faced as one of the few black female journalists doing people’s work.”
President Trump has had a large presence in Ryan’s book, appearing at least 59 times in the nearly 150-page book.
Ryan, a fierce critic of the former president, launched personal and political attacks on him.
She directly blamed Trump for “pushing her to drink” after she received one of the inoperable pipe bombs It was sent to various Democrats and media professionals during 2018.
“My health, which has deteriorated due to the stress, anxiety, and anxiety caused by the deliberate actions and choices of the Trump administration, has rebounded. Donald Trump has literally made me drink… But what is most striking and most special to me is this,” she wrote: “President Trump terrorizes everyone who loves America.” Especially those who spoke out to defend America in its darkest time.
Although say “the view” That the reporter shouldn’t be part of the story, her book was full of passages praising her self-importance and even complaining when she didn’t “get credit” in the briefing room.
One passage began: “In the world of journalism, I am an endurance athlete. With sheer force of will, I have stayed in my profession and climbed. My ascent has not always been welcomed, but has always been required.”
In another message, she drew her attention, “Unlike my great colleagues and personal friends who rise in coverage to make important and crucial points, I am not. My identity as a black woman is always erased from the conversation. Even when we spark discussion. Let me be frank: many people They simply don’t want to give black women credit.”