At some point prior to the 2016 election, Donald Trump, angered by what he perceived to be negative press coverage, banned reporters from the Washington Post, Politico, and Buzzfeed from his campaign events. When asked this past December by Politico’s Jake Sherman whether or not we might expect to see the same kind of aggressive […]
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Three months ago, Sean Spicer said that banning media outlets from presidential press conferences is something that dictatorships do. Yesterday, the White House did just that.
Trump says he’ll ferret out those in the intelligence community responsible for the leaks tying his administration to Russia. In response, the intelligence community says that he’ll die behind bars.
At this point, I don’t know what there is left to say about Trump’s performance before the press this afternoon. Every synonym for “unhinged” that I can think of has already been claimed. And people have already written about all of the best parts, like the real-time fact-checking by NBC’s Peter Alexander when Trump claimed, […]
Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief Gerard Baker on why his paper won’t be calling Trump’s lies “lies”
Continuing our conversation from before Christmas about how the press intends to cover the lies of President Trump, I wanted to share the following quote from this past weekend’s episode of the Meet the Press. This is how Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief Gerard Baker responded to a question posed by Chuck Todd about how aggressively, […]
Following up on my post from a week or so ago about how the mainstream press has been struggling to cover the news in post-Trump America, I have a question. I was just reading an article on the NBC News website about Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino, the co-chair of Donald Trump’s campaign in New York, […]