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In the Age of Trump, Has Journalism Passed the Point of No Return?

Feb 6, 2018  •  Post A Comment

The print media and TV news outlets have been enjoying a boom period, and it’s all because of the country’s polarizing president, writes TVWeek Open Mic writer Rance Crain. But as the media pander to those on both sides of the Donald Trump fascination, are the core tenets of journalism crumbling? And what will happen to all those readers and viewers once Trump leaves office?

Please click here to read Rance’s analysis.

8 Comments

  1. First off TV Week with the exception of Fox News, NOBODY is pandering to BOTH sides. That’s why we’ve had 95% negative coverage of our current President. Secondly, the core tenets of journalism crumbled a long time ago but they completely disintegrated during the 8 years of President Obama. The media were gobsmacked by his election. And nobody seemed to care as his administration weaponized the IRS, DOJ and FBI. As someone pointed out, what would the media’s reaction be if Jeff Sessions had said “I’m the President’s “wing man.” (As Eric Holder did of Obama).

  2. Well said Sir William, well said!

  3. I guess you boys enjoy speaking Russian…

  4. Yeah, keep flogging that Russian misdirect despite the fact there is literally zero evidence, and the fact that everyone who voted for Trump can tell you why, in detail.

  5. Fear not … El Trumpo is here to stay … I hear he plans to take
    over Puerto Rico as its dictator soon … he wants to take the island
    private and have the Isle of Trump …

    – He is actually taking dictator lessons from members of the Castro Family in Cuba …
    a key reason he kept Guantanamo Bay open … he plans to open us a casino in
    Cuba at the old base … El Trumpo is an evil genius …

  6. – Fear not … El Trumpo is here to stay … I hear he plans to take
    over Puerto Rico as its dictator soon … he wants to take the island
    private and have the Isle of Trump …

    – He is actually taking dictator lessons from members of the Castro Family in Cuba …
    a key reason he kept Guantanamo Bay open … he plans to open us a casino in
    Cuba at the old base … El Trumpo is an evil genius …

    • Wow…since you posted the same response twice I guess “Lo” refers to your IQ….

  7. I enthusiastically supported the Green Party candidate for POTUS in 2012 and 2016, Dr. Jill E. Stein, and expected her to win. As a longtime journalist, the news media obsession with the fictive chaff of the “Russian meddling,” utterly appalls me. On that, there is zero evidence that Trump, or our Russian friends, did anything wrong. Trump, following many horrific policies of Obama and other predecessors and in some cases,worsening them, is wreaking havoc on the environment, warmongering, immigration, poverty, and many other fronts, with little news attention.

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