“Trust is a transaction between leaders and those they lead. Throughout our history, the deeply held beliefs of various Presidents have taken the nation into war, delayed the pursuit of peace, alienated allies, appeased enemies. At other times, presidential beliefs have conquered the continent, freed the slaves, taken us to the moon because the President […]
An interview with Timothy Snyder, historian and author of the book “On Tyranny.” Read it here.
“There’s a nationwide grassroots movement that’s energizing scientists, environmental activists, technologists and librarians. These individuals, known as Data Rescuers, are passionate about open data—free, publicly available data that anyone can access and use, without restrictions.” Read more in this article by Katherine Garcia in the Huffington Post here.
Earlier this year the Wall Street Journal’s editor-in-chief insisted that the Wall Street Journal wouldn’t label Trump’s false statements as “lies.” Lying, said the editor, requires a deliberate intention to mislead, which couldn’t be proven in Trump’s case. But Donald Trump is the most lying president we’ve ever had, and he seems to get away […]
“But here’s my point, media,” he added. “This breakup has given you an amazing opportunity for self-reflection and improvement. Instead of worrying about whether Trump is un-American or if he thinks you’re the enemy or if he’s being mean to you or if he’s going to let you back in the briefings, do something for […]
To say that President Donald Trump has a casual relationship with the truth would be a gross understatement. He has repeatedly cited debunked conspiracy theories, pushed voter fraud myths, and embellished his record and accomplishments. The barrage of falsehoods has been so furious that journalists have taken to issuing instant fact-checks during press conferences and calling […]
Says Jeffrey P. Bezos, the paper’s owner, “I think a lot of us believe this, that democracy dies in darkness, that certain institutions have a very important role in making sure that there is light.” The Washington Post’s new slogan turns out to be an old saying, The Washington Post, By Paul Farhi
“Nothing like this has ever happened at the White House in our long history of covering multiple administrations of different parties,” said New York Times editor Dean Baquet. By Michael Calderone http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/white-house-bars-news-organizations_us_58b08a76e4b0a8a9b78213ae?
Trump’s lies have a purpose. They are an assault on democracy. On the Media also produced a very good episode called The Game Has Changed, including an interview with Ned Resnikoff about his article.
“For a moment earlier this week, it seemed that the regime might have to come to terms with the reality the rest of us share. But Trump’s Thursday press conference reaffirmed the notion that objective reality is his real enemy.” Great piece by Baynard Woods at Democracy in Crisis.