July 3, 2017

Trump and the media at war: Who's right? Part 2

White House cries foul over coverage as journalists accuse it of getting in their way.

US President Donald Trump recently used Twitter to attack MSNBC "Morning Joe" co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, labeling the show "fake news" and harshly insulting Brzezinski’s appearance.


The tweets were widely condemned in the US media but the White House press office defended the president’s remarks, arguing he had every right to "hit back" at the media when it so often attacks him.

Scarborough and Brzezinski have long been critical of Trump, even questioning his mental health. The contentious back and forth has continued on social media with both sides aiming barbs at one another.

It's no secret the relationship between the press and the presidency can be a tumultuous one. But has the era of social media fueled that contempt? We ask that question to a group of journalists in part two of this discussion.

Joining us:

Yasmeen Alamiri @Yalamiri
Digital reporter, CGTN America

Heather Timmons @HeathaT
White House correspondent, Quartz

Siraj Hashmi @SirajAHashmi
Assistant editor, Red Alert Politics

Brian J. Karem @BrianKarem
Executive editor, Sentinel Newspapers

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