Obama had his "War on Whistleblowers." Trump unflinchingly attacks the media. There have also been arrests of reporters. How "free" is the free press?
Memos written by former FBI Director James Comey after private meetings with President Donald Trump indicate Trump seemed obsessed with arresting and imprisoning journalists.
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by the media critic, Jay Rosen, to talk about why he thinks Trump is winning and the press is losing.
CNN reporter Jim Acosta was verbally attacked by a crowd of Trump supporters at a Tampa rally. Brooke speaks with Greg Sargent, opinion writer at The Washington Post, about how and why the president incites his base toward anger and disbelief.
The First requirement of every despot is to destroy people's faith in the free press.
The Trump administration launches a concerted large-scale attack on the media with the goal of labelling it the enemy of the American people.
More and more mainstream corporate media folks are receiving death threats as well, leading one NYT columnist to warn, “we are approaching a day when blood on the newsroom floor will be blood on the President’s hands."
Ch. 10: Final comments
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- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- Gondola Blue - Towboat (Blue Dot Sessions)
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- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
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