New President, New Rules? President-Elect Trump and the Press

52 min
at 9:00 AM
President-elect Donald Trump jokes with the press before his meeting with Bob Woodson, president of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise, at Trump International Golf Club, November 19, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey.

In the past week, president-elect Donald Trump has tweeted that anyone who burned a U.S. flag should, perhaps, be stripped of citizenship or thrown in jail. He also tweeted that millions of people voted illegally in the recent election, which is not true. Both tweets received lots of news coverage but Trump's comments have also stirred a debate: Should news outlets cover everything the President-elect tweets, even if it is untrue? Is this an unprecedented era where the old journalism rule book doesn't apply? Forum discusses the multiple approaches news outlets are taking to covering the President-elect and his relationship with the press.

Articles Mentioned on Air
We Can’t Afford to Ignore Donald Trump’s Tweets (Dahlia Lithwick's piece for Slate)

A More Detailed Guide to Dealing with Trump's Lies (James Fallows' article for The Atlantic)

Trump has Already Defeated the News Media. And It’s Unclear What We Can Do About It. (Paul Waldman's article for The Washington Post)

Guests:

James Fallows, national correspondent, The Atlantic

Dahlia Lithwick, reporter, Slate; host, Amicus podcast

Paul Waldman, opinion blogger, The Washington Post; senior writer, The American Prospect

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