It’s not hard to get a correction when a reputable newspaper gets something wrong. Wednesday’s edition of The New York Times included 13. The Wall Street Journal had four. The Chicago Tribune had none, but it prominently featured a phone number and an email address, inviting readers to report errors.
Donald Trump tells voters the news media do not provide honest information. “They will attack you. They will slander you. They will seek to destroy your career and your family,” he insists. “They will lie, lie, lie, and then again they will do worse than that.”
After The New York Times ran a story about two women who said he had sexually assaulted them, Trump threatened to sue for libel. His wife, Melania, threatened to sue People magazine after one of the alleged victims, a People writer, recalled a chat with her on the street. Steve Chapman doubts they have much of a case.