It does fit quite well with the current administrations general distrust of communications channels it doesn't control.
This is, after all, an administration that wants fairly stringent controls on what people see on TV, hear on the radio, read in the library, and see on the internet. This is an administration that wants to "get the government off people's backs" but has a quite narrow definition of "people."
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.