Trump's Angry Rhetoric About the Press

Trump's Angry Rhetoric About the Press

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Trump and the Press, Genesis, Mayan Apocalypse, News Satire

Episode: Trump and the Press, Genesis, Mayan Apocalypse, News Satire

  • Apr 20, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 17:59 mins

Guest: RonNell Anderson Jones, Professor of Law, University of Utah; Lisa Grow Sun, Professor of Law, BYU President Donald Trump appears to have won a minor skirmish in his war with certain media outlets, over the number of players and staff from the New England Patriots who visited the White House this week. The President angrily condemned the error by The New York Times, which he called “failing,” as he has many times before. The Times quickly apologized and retracted the photo that misrepresented the number of attendees as too small, but the minor Twitterstorm around the event is only the latest in a long-running feud between the President and the organizations he often calls “fake news.”   Two law professors argue in a paper that will be presented at the Yale Freedom of Expressions Scholars Conference later this month that President Trump’s battle with the press goes well beyond the usual acrimony that exists between a President of the United States and the media, and warn that the rhetoric President Trump employs could have an effect on democracy, if left unchecked.

hello world