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Written by Lew Lorini on Thursday, August 2, 2018
While it is not a news flash that Donald Trump has little regard for the mainstream media and a free press in general, his latest complaints and criticisms have been downright despotic. For the president to declare that the press is the enemy of the people is pretty bad, but then to label all news as “fake” and tell people not to believe anything they read or see is right out of the Orwell classic 1984. Bobby Lewis (above), a researcher with Media Matters for America is joining Steve and Lew to talk about the danger this behavior presents for the country and our democracy. Thomas Jefferson said, that if he had to choose between “a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” And he was one of the founders of this country that some exhaustively revere.