The conservative media have been split down the middle by the Trump phenomenon.
Trump uses McCarthy-esque techniques, but we have no Edward R. Murrow to point that out.
Assaults on the First Amendment have taken place on all levels, from all sides.
At events like tonight's dinner, politicians often show a dimension they keep under wraps.
Political gamesmanship and ratings have taken the place of responsible reporting.
What excuse do many in the media have for promoting Trump's invincibility for weeks?
Because news organizations like The New York Times are mostly reliable news sources, their lapses into unreliable coverage are jarring.
The release of Jason Rezaian caps a frantic week of US-Iranian relations.
The bottom line is that perhaps one-half of their potential audience holds negative opinions about them.
No other institution in American life plays the role that the daily newspaper does.