Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Interview from the Archive: Craig Aaron says Donald Trump's definition of 'fake news' "is offensive and dangerous"

Editor's note: This article was originally published on April 13, 2017.

This is the final article of my discussion with Craig Aaron. The first and second pieces are available.


Story by Joseph Ford Cotto
Like actors on tour, issues enter and exit America’s political stage. Debate rages, then quells, and is often forgotten -- if not rewritten -- in the pages of history.
One topic that manages to remain en vogue, though, is media bias. Both sides of the aisle claim that powerful press agencies have stacked the cards against them. They say it is all but impossible for the whole story to be told because certain individuals have no interest in truth.
Where there’s smoke there must also be fire, correct?
An interesting, not to mention important, question for our day and age. The dawn of Donald Trump's presidency ignited a firestorm of scrutiny toward media figures. There has likely never been a time during which so much distrust and hostility flows at our supposed 'guardians of democracy'.

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