Despite First Amendment protections separating the press from unchecked presidential power, President Trump is pushing limits beyond any president before him.
President Obama's aggression toward the press drew a new line in the sand for future presidents to cross. Donald Trump took note. He called for a reporter to be fired, seized email and phone records of another reporter, and labels the news reports as "fake." He consistently lies to the public as a means to confuse the public over what they can believe.
So, why does the press still report the Trump Administration's lies if their job is to inform the public of what's true? Why does the press pay attention to the noise at the expense of news we need to know?
Also this hour: Antarctica is melting much faster than previously thought. What does that mean for us?
- Margaret Sullivan - Media columnist for The Washington Post. @sulliview
- Andrew Shepherd - Professor of Earth Observation at the University of Leeds. @UniversityLeeds
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.