STAFF NEWS & ANALYSIS
Trump Has Laid a Trap for The News Media
By Daily Bell Staff – January 30, 2017
Journalists Look Awkward in the ‘Opposition Party’ … The opening days of Donald Trump’s presidency are forcing the traditional news media to choose between squarely reporting on the president and more directly challenging him when he makes statements that are demonstrably false. The strategic choice between a watchdog mission and an active opposition must be made mindfully. Otherwise the media will find itself tacking back and forth between objectivity and persuasion, an approach that could squander both aims.
This article makes the point that Donald Trump is forcing mainstream media to choose between reporting on the president without overt bias or challenging him when he says something they believe is false.
The media to a degree has been focusing on challenging Trump. But this involves