Media Critics: Press As "Enemy Of The American People," And Race Influencing News Assignments

Mar 10, 2017

President Donald J. Trump at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in February 2017.
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President Trump has referred to major media outlets such as The New York Times and CNN as "the enemy of the American people." But what does that unwanted title mean for journalists, and journalism itself, moving forward? We bring in the Media Critics to answer that one. Also, should a news outlet assign reporters based on race? Find out what our panel thinks about the recent lawsuit between a local reporter and television news station involving that very issue.