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[OP-ED]: Why Trump loves to hate the media

 02/23/2017 - 09:02
 
The Washington Post’s fact checkers -- Glenn Kessler and Michelle Ye Hee Lee -- found 15 examples of falsehoods or dubious claims. If people don’t believe the press, findings like these will matter less, if at all. EFE

There was a brief moment after Donald Trump’s election when it was conceivable to ask whether he would strive to be a “uniter” or a “divider.” The moment passed quickly as Trump made it clear that he does not intend to abandon the style of politics -- insulting and divisive -- that got him elected. His declaration last week that the news media are “the enemy of the American people” is but the latest reminder.

Plain Text Author: 
Robert J. Samuelson

[OP-ED]: What does it mean to agree with Donald Trump?

 02/06/2017 - 07:59
The Trump White House has decided that the best way to deal with any institution or group that might stand in its way is to relentlessly try to delegitimize it. This has led to a ferocious strategy of attack toward the media, which the president now says is “the opposition party.” EFE

After his spat with Mexico, after the travel ban, this week Donald Trump did something that surprised me. He put in place a policy with which I agreed. He placed a smart check on ever-proliferating federal regulations. His executive action requires any department that wants to add a new regulation to get rid of two existing ones. It might seem gimmicky, but the British government adopted just this “one-in, two-out” rule in 2012 and it’s worked well.

Plain Text Author: 
Fareed Zakaria