Brazenly Servile: Honestly, When Will The Press Find The Spine To Call Trump The Liar He Is?


By Mehdi Hasan
Deconstructed / Intercept (5/4/18)

WHEN COMEDIAN MICHELLE Wolf ridiculed the brazen dishonesty of the president and his equally deceitful staff, journalists at the White House Correspondents Dinner threw her under the bus. The U.S. media treat politicians with kid gloves; they fawn over them, befriend them, apologize for them. Such behavior was bad enough under previous administrations, but it’s reached a breaking point under Donald Trump — a president who, according to James Comey’s memos, jokes in private about having reporters locked up and raped behind bars as a way of getting them to give up their confidential sources.

On episode seven of Deconstructed, comedian and Hollywood director and producer Judd Apatow joins Mehdi Hasan to discuss the U.S. media’s cozy relationship with politicians.

Link to Story, Transcript an 29-Minute Audio

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