The ongoing challenge of covering Trump is playing out in front of your eyes

Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson’s charge that Times news coverage has become “unmistakably anti-Trump” quickly prompted a well-earned rebuke from former Times public editor Margaret Sullivan to the effect that “being pro-truth should not be mistaken for being anti-Trump.” This is hardly a new debate. When it comes to covering politicians and … Read more

It’s time to start ignoring what Trump says – as much as possible

The White House press office’s decision to strip CNN reporter Jim Acosta of his credentials – on the basis of doctored video, no less – demands a response from our major news organizations. Boycotting the laughable White House press briefings, staging a walkout, and suing are all fine ideas. But they’re not going to solve … Read more