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It's Time for Journalism to Stand Up to Trump

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  • Part 1: Trump Is Running Against The Media. Why Does The Media Keep Helping Him?
  • The press should know the name of this game by now.
  • Part 2: It’s Time for Journalism to Stand for Something.
  • Because journalism couldn’t afford to make enemies, it gave up its moral compass. 

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Part 1: Trump Is Running Against The Media. Why Does The Media Keep Helping Him?

https://www.motherjones.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20181105_trumppress-2000px.jpg?resize=990,556 / Donald J. Trump talks to reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on November 4, 2018 in Washington, DC.Oliver Contreras/CNP/ZUMA


The press should know the name of this game by now.

Monika Bauerlein, Mother Jones

November 6, 2018 | The “magazine” was mostly laughable with its bad cartoons and red accent fonts that wouldn’t have looked out of place in a fifth-grade Halloween party flyer. But it was also a perfect metaphor for the 2018 election, and the fight that we’re in for the next two years.

The 40-page hunk of glossy paper was campaign literature for Devin Nunes, the Republican congressman now best known for using the House probe of Russian election interference to peddle conspiracy theories about an FBI plot against Donald Trump. Thanks to that notoriety, Nunes—who in 2016 was reelected with 68 percent of the vote—has faced an unusually strong challenge this year. But the campaign he chose to run was not really against the Democrat, Andrew Janz. It was against the hometown newspaper.

Monika Bauerlein is CEO of Mother Jones.

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Part 2: It’s Time for Journalism to Stand for Something.

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Because journalism couldn’t afford to make enemies, it gave up its moral compass. 

Monika Bauerlein, Mother Jones

September 19, 2018 | There are moments when you can tell what they will feel like in retrospect: hitting bottom, a dam cracking. Between Michael Cohen’s guilty plea, Paul Manafort’s conviction, a cascade of semi-mutinous signals from inside the White House, and a slew of polls and election results showing the extraordinary civic energy building for the midterms, the last month had that quality.





Fairness and accuracy are not served by pretending to have no point of view. They are served by acknowledging where you’re coming from and then being rigorous about following the facts where they lead.



It felt like truth breaking, if briefly, through the miasma of lies. Like confirmation that the institutions of democracy cannot be bent at will by an authoritarian impulse, or fully paralyzed by its enablers.

Monika Bauerlein is CEO of Mother Jones.

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Help enlighten others. Be sure to pass this on to friends and kin. We must break the system's  ability to lie with impunity.