Why Trump Supporters Hate the Media

July 01, 2017

The fake news phenomenon has accentuated the political divide in America, and conservatives blame the liberal media. President Donald Trump has been urging his followers not to trust the “dishonest media” due to the critical coverage that plagued his presidential campaign. At a recent...

Political Comedians Take on Trump

April 12, 2017

Political comedians are the new rock stars in defense of reason in the age of Donald Trump. For many Democrats — and some Republicans — Donald Trump’s presidency has had few upsides. From the furious rolling out of a set of executive orders and early policies that included a travel ban...

I Am an Enemy of the People

March 16, 2017

If Trump cracks down on journalists, there might be less uproar than you'd think. Even before the election of Donald Trump—and his extraordinary declaration that the media are the “enemies of the people”—US journalism was in trouble. According to Gallup polling, American trust in mass...

Breitbart News and the Return of Partisan Journalism

March 09, 2017

The popularity of Breitbart among conservative voters is an outcome of a long-term right-wing campaign against the progressive media. The 2016 presidential campaign was arguably the most divisive and polarized in modern American history. The election of a demagogue like Donald Trump to the White...

Go On, Donald, Make the Media Great Again

March 06, 2017

Donald Trump’s attack on the media is backfiring. Bigly. Having called reporters “the most dishonest people” and dismissed well-established media outlets as “fake news,” Donald Trump has been waging a war on not only the free press, but reality itself. Through his late-night direct...