Publisher’s Note: By William H. Freivogel In an issue where the cover is about the death spiral of print journalism at two of Missouri’s great newspapers, it may seem contradictory to say we are living through the most exciting time in journalism since the advent of the printing press. But we are. Jackie Spinner, who is promoted to editor of GJR with this issue, … [Read more...] about New editor Jackie Spinner brings GJR into the future
Now that the nation has had a chance to read the redacted Mueller report, the evidence is incontrovertible that President Trump lied during repeated episodes of possible obstruction of justice, that Attorney General William P. Barr distorted Mueller’s findings and that the mainstream media’s coverage of the scandal has been largely accurate. On page after page, Mueller … [Read more...] about Mueller reveals the truth about ‘fake news’
Julian Assange is a publisher and a journalist. But he also may be a crook. Helping hack U,S. secrets is a crime whether or not you’re a journalist. Glenn Greenwald told Democracy Now! last week that U.S. charges against Assange amount to “the criminalization of journalism by the Trump Justice Department and the gravest threat to press freedom, by far, under the Trump … [Read more...] about Assange is a journalist. He also may be a crook.
The end of Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election has led to claims from the left and the right that mainstream media got the Russia story wrong. President Trump’s claim of “complete and total vindication” was predictable - and predictably false. He tweeted: “The Mainstream Media is under fire and being scorned all … [Read more...] about Was Russiagate the worst press failure since weapons of mass destruction?
President Trump’s assault on truth has developed into the central organizing principle of his presidency. For two years he has piled lie upon lie to build an alternative reality, a fable embraced by tens of millions of credulous adherents. The president’s false statements and lies aren’t occasional, unguarded fibs. They fit together in an all-encompassing strategy of … [Read more...] about Year two of Trump’s assault on truth: A Twitter presidency in age of information chaos