Should American journalists be scared?
With Trump’s ongoing war on the “fake news," should journalists feel threatened when reporting negatively about the president? On “Salon Talks,” Brian Klaas, an American fellow at the London School of Economics, raised the point that Trump’s repeated bashing of any news outlet that paints him in a negative light is just the beginning of a dangerous road for the long-term integrity of journalism in America. According to Klaas, these qualities resemble those of a despot or dictator, which he describes in detail in his book, “The Despot's Apprentice: Donald Trump's Attack on Democracy,” explores.
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