Chris Busby reflects of the media’s inability to dig out from under Donald Trump’s blizzard of lies. A snippet:
Trump’s endless parade of lies, half-truths and slander put the media in an awkward position. Writing in The New Yorker this week, Adam Gopnik observed that “Trump’s lies arrive with such rapidity that before one can be refuted a new one comes to take its place. … The media eventually moves on, shrugging helplessly, to the next lie. … If the lies are bizarre enough and frequent enough, they provoke little more than a nervous giggle and a cry of ‘Well, guess he’s changed the rules!’”
From where I sit, the broadcast media doesn’t even try to keep up. Print media is a little better.
They don’t report, not any more. They just repeat.