The Modus Operandi of the Trump Administration: A View from Washington
From the campaign trail through to the Oval Office, President Trump has upended many established political norms and conventional behaviours. Notably, he has utilized an extremely combative, us-versus-them rhetoric to mobilize his support base against a perceived common enemy: the ‘fake news’, mainstream liberal media.
The managing editor for news of The Washington Post will analyze the role the president’s interaction with the media plays in his method of governing and politicking. He will argue that the Trump administration has been good for the industry – spurring a more engaged readership, sharpening a sense of mission among journalists and imbuing in the citizenry a growing awareness of the need for ‘news literacy.’ But he will also contend that this boon for journalists has come at a very heavy price, with frequent public vilification by a sitting president, vigorous governmental efforts to intimidate whistleblowers and journalist sources, and a president who uses social media to bypass the accountability traditionally offered by the Executive’s dealings with the Fourth Estate.
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