Day 29: Enemy of the People

 

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A candidate known for singling out reporters at his rallies is now, as president, calling the press the enemy of the people. Of course it’s impossible for the leaks to be both fake news and an illegal transgression, but no one expects any kind of integrity or intellectual consistency at this point.

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What could be a better antidote to the anti-fact presidency than an organization that consistently produces great independent investigative, data-driven journalism? Today’s installment of checkbook liberalism goes to ProPublica. Check them out.

Also the decline into totalitarianism may not be televised, but it will certainly be leaked. The AP has gotten hold of an 11-page memo outlining a plan for deployment of the National Guard to round up undocumented immigrants. The White-Power-House denied that the memo ever represented a serious proposal, but it certainly has a ring of familiarity to anyone familiar with rhetoric from the campaign trail.

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