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The Journalism Empire Strikes Back

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Jounralists strike backAfter weeks of mocking the mainstream media as “fake news” and “the opposition party”—an attempt to delegitimize an essential participant in American democracy in order to control the version of reality being sold to the citizenry—Donald Trump and the people around him are being forced to confront a basic fact:

Journalists matter.

And with the firing of White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn—a step President Trump took very reluctantly Monday night in response to the damaging revelations published by The Washington Post and The New York Times about the retired general’s lies concerning his conversations with the Russian ambassador—journalism as an institution has reasserted itself.

Big time.

“Donald Trump can’t change the way gravity works—and the news media in our civil society, and accountability journalism, muscled up and demonstrated that he can’t change gravity,” said Steve Clemons, Washington editor at large for The Atlantic magazine. “High-quality journalism matters enormously, and it mattered to him, even though he tried to ignore it.”

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