Thursday, March 30, 2017

Facts Is Facts, Jack

‘Trump’s Troubles with Facts’

“How do you report on a president who often veers from reality, without appearing to be biased, and without turning off fair-minded citizens who are trying to stay informed?” . . . 

“We saw it last week when Time Magazine did a full interview with the president on the question of his own credibility, producing a magazine whose cover asks, “Is Truth Dead?”

“We saw it on the Wall Street Journal’s conservative editorial page, which criticized the president for insisting that his predecessor had had him wiretapped, using this startling metaphor: Trump is ‘clinging to his assertion like a drunk to an empty gin bottle.’

“And we’re seeing it on the CBS Evening News, where Scott Pelley, quietly and backed by reporting, may say, as he did last month: ‘The president’s real troubles again today were not with the media but with the facts.’”

—Margaret Sullivan, media columnist, “Scott Pelley is pulling no punches on the nightly news — and people are taking notice,” The Washington Post, March 26, 2017.

Editorial Comment: I call ’em like I see ’em.

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