Controversial Trump Covers: Propaganda Or Truth?

Donald Trump used to gloat about adorning magazine covers - not anymore.

Less than a month into the Trump presidency and already the administration is shrouded in controversy. As Trump continues to lead the country in a way that seems to contradict many of his campaign promises, media outlets are feeding the fire by taking every chance to call him out.

Over the past weeks and months leading up to the presidency, we've seen magazine covers take on an especially negative light towards the president. Traditionally, media outlets have tried to remain unbiased and bipartisan towards politics in general, but this administration seems to be changing that very core belief that the media has held during past presidencies.

This administration has changed the way we report and consume news. Now more than ever people seem to be glued to news channels while at the same time, thoroughly questioning the credibility of the very news they've become so accustomed to tuning into.

As shown below, even some of the most respected news outlets aren't holding back from flaunting their bias towards Trump. Though the freedom of the press is, no doubt, a piece of our constitution which has always made America great, it's reached a point where the president, and even the people, are seriously questioning the credibility of the media. To many, magazine covers like the ones shown here are tip-toeing along the border of journalism and sensationalism. To the Trump administration who has deemed the media as the opposition party, these covers may be more closely related to propaganda.

But if there's one thing thing that we're learning from Trump thus far, it's that truth - or at least his truth - isn't always represented accurately or fairly between the pages of popular news outlets. And although his questioning of the blatant truth seems outlandish and ridiculous at times, it's a worthy lesson to consider for anybody reading the news.

Regardless of your personal opinion, these covers, though controversial, represent the creativity of a free people. And in the words of John J. Kennedy:

"We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth."