Journalism Matters: How A ‘War On Truth’ Can Create A Triumph Of Truth-Telling – Huffington Post
Much has been made of President Donald Trumpâs so-called âwar on the media,â but the real war being waged by the president and his cohorts is a war on truth. And truth â seeking it, sharing it, repeating it, championing it â is at the heart of good journalism. In a war on truth, journalists are truthâs greatest ally. Thatâs why Mr. Trump, whose campaign and presidency have been marked by a series of outright lies (or âalternative factsâ), may feel so threatened by journalists. And thatâs why the watchdog role remains so vital to our democracy â and why this is our time to prove it again.