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Bombshells and bloopers mark media coverage of Trump presidency

Michael McLaren

The media coverage of Donald Trump is perfectly encapsulated in the famous first sentence from the Charles Dickens novel A Tale of Two Cities… “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness.”

The best of times has seen a plethora of ground-breaking journalism that has helped shine a light in dark places and hold the US President to account for his actions.

But the worst of times can be seen as the media making a number of monumental blunders in its coverage of Trump.

Michael speaks to Cameron Stewart, Associate Editor & Washington Correspondent of The Australian Newspaper who says that these bloopers tend to be noticed less than the factual scoops — in part because the guilty media outlets bury their mistakes quickly by wiping their websites clean. The pace of the 24-hour news cycle also obscures them soon enough.

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