Enemy of the People: Trump's War on the Press, the New McCarthyism, and the Threat to American Democracy
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Thursday, November 8, 2018 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM
Shortly after assuming office in January 2017, President Donald Trump accused the press of being an "enemy of the American people." This rhetoric echoes dangerous dictators of the 20th century who sought to delegitimize the work of the press as "fake news" and create confusion in the public mind about what's real and what isn't; what can be trusted and what can't be.
How does this administration's attack on the press affect the future of American democracy?
Marvin Kalb is a non-resident senior fellow with the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, and senior advisor at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. His career includes award-winning reporting for both CBS and NBC News as chief diplomatic correspondent, Moscow bureau chief, and anchor of NBC's Meet the Press. Kalb is the founding director of Harvard University's Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.
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