"Nearly one year ago, we wrote of Trump: 'First, he weaponizes words. The modifier 'crooked' convicted Hillary Clinton without a trial. The media’s constant repetition sealed the verdict. 'Fake news' proclaims that the news is fake. The use of 'fake' is designed to delegitimize the press itself. Trump also uses strategic name-calling to undermine the Russia investigation, tagging it as a 'witch-hunt' by the 'deep state' in an attempt to shift blame. It’s false, but when the press repeats it, his narrative wins.'
"Has the press learned anything since? Unfortunately, the answer is no. They continue to chase his tweets and his name-calling. Margaret Sullivan of the Washington Post calls on her fellow journalists wake up and stop spreading Trump's attacks. She writes: