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'It’s a tense environment': Media braced for further hostility fueled by Trump

Published June 29, 2017

An article in The Guardian about growing criticism of the media being fueled by opponents of the press, including President Trump, interviews Samantha Barbas, professor of law and an expert in first amendment and communications law. “It’s a tense environment,” she said. “Public confidence in the media is at an all-time low, people are more sensitive about their reputations and more protective of their privacy. When you have those things, people feel bolder about taking the media on…. there’s no question that the president’s media-bashing has contributed to public sentiment against the media.”

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/29/trump-media-hostility-cnn-new-york-times

 

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