Trump, tronc, and Covering the 2016 Campaign

Aug 10, 2016

At Donald Trump's most recent rally, he made controversial remarks about Hillary Clinton and the Second Amendment that some are calling an "assassination threat." The Secret Service even tweeted that they're "aware of the comments." 

New York Times writer Jim Rutenberg asks how journalists should cover the presidential nominee, who he says "plays to the nation's worst racist and nationalistic tendencies." 

This hour, Trump's latest; John Oliver gives his Last Week Tonight treatment to the declining newspaper industry; New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman has a "no confidence" vote but the mayor has no immediate plans to get rid of him;  and it's been ten years since Ned Lamont beat Joe Lieberman.  


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John Dankosky and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.