Journalism Matters: How A ‘War On Truth’ Can Create A Triumph Of Truth-Telling – Huffington Post

Much has been made of President Donald Trump’s so-called “war on the media,” but the real war being waged by the president and his cohorts is a war on truth. And truth — seeking it, sharing it, repeating it, championing it — is at the heart of good journalism. In a war on truth, journalists are truth’s greatest ally. That’s why Mr. Trump, whose campaign and presidency have been marked by a series of outright lies (or “alternative facts”), may feel so threatened by journalists. And that’s why the watchdog role remains so vital to our democracy — and why this is our time to prove it again.

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