Bryan Cranston dedicates Tony Award to journalists: 'The media is not the enemy of the people'

Actor Bryan Cranston dedicated his Tony Award to journalists Sunday night, saying in his acceptance speech that “the media is not the enemy of the people.”

Cranston, whose portrayal as a broadcast journalist on “Network” earned him the best leading actor award, added that “demagoguery is the enemy of the people.”

 

 

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Cranston said he was dedicating the honor to “all the real journalists around the world.”

Now, Howard Beale is a fictitious TV newsman who found his way in the line of fire because of his pursuit of the truth,” he said during his remarks.

And I would like to dedicate this to all the real journalists around the world, both in the press — the print media — and the broadcast media, who actually are in the line of fire with their pursuit of the truth.”

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events in the Gulf South Korea: US, North Korea to resume nuclear talks 'soon' MORE frequently labels negative coverage "fake news" and calls the media the "enemy of the people." 

Trump on Monday renewed his attacks on The New York Times, which reported that elements of a deal with Mexico to avert tariffs in exchange for increased border security were reached months ago.

"When will the Failing New York Times admit that their front page story on the the new Mexico deal at the Border is a FRAUD and nothing more than a badly reported 'hit job' on me, something that has been going on since the first day I announced for the presidency! Sick Journalism" he tweeted.

Trump late Saturday also ripped MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch while acknowledging that his attacks on media are not “presidential.”