GUEST: Mickey Huff, director of Project Censored and the president of the Media Freedom Foundation.
He is also the co-author with Nolan Higdon of the new book United States of Distraction: Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America.
BACKGROUND: A former reality television star is President of the United States and has declared a war on the media.
The relationship between Presidents and the press has always been fraught with political pitfalls.
A free press is enshrined in our constitution and is intended to be a bulwark against abuses of power, shining a light on wrongdoing and holding politicians’ feet to the fire.
But today corporate-controlled media dominate the journalistic landscape and a handful of media outlets enjoy such a cozy relationship with the White House that they are little more than mouthpieces of propaganda.
How did we get here?