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What’s Trump’s endgame with the media?

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 5:57
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There is no doubt that most of the American mainstream media has a left-center bias and is usually in opposition to the Trump Administration. Because of this, the president has taken to calling the media “the enemy of the people”. He says it is a great danger to our country and that it is evil.

So what is the Administration’s solution? Where does the battle between the Administration and the media go? Is the Trump Administration hoping the media can be cowed into submission and start self-censoring?

That is what happened in Viktor Orbán’s Hungary and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Turkey. In those somewhat illiberal democracies, the populist leaders endlessly criticized the media, directed government funded advertising to leadership-friendly media organizations and basically wore down the opposition media until where exhausted and began self-censoring. When the media backed off, opposition rallies diminished too.

Is this the model for the United States?



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