The Atlantic's Ron Brownstein: The Trump Administration Attempts To “Barrel Right Past The Boundaries Of Truth"
Brownstein: "The Fact This Is An Administration Posing A Great Challenge For Journalism"
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From the February 3 edition of CNN's New Day:
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CHRIS CUOMO (CO-HOST): Kellyanne Conway was talking alternative facts. And boy, she took it to a whole new level. The Trump adviser ban defending Trump’s travel ban by citing what she calls the Bowling Green Massacre.
It didn’t get covered, because it did not happen.
This Bowling Green Massacre, is there anything other than these arrests we found of those two guys that arguably should not have gotten into the country, but they never did anything here.
RON BROWNSTEIN: Well they were charged with desiring to send weapons to Iraq.
CUOMO: Back to Iraq.
BROWNSTEIN: Back to Iraq. So no there's nothing like this. It got obscured by the doubts about Hillary Clinton, but nearly as many people in polling over the last year and a half have questioned whether Donald Trump is honest as trustworthy as questioned Hillary Clinton's honesty and trustworthiness. And the fact this is an administration that is posing a great challenge for journalism in that it is willing to kind of stretch the boundaries and sometimes barrel right past the boundaries of truth on a regular basis and you do have this polarization in the electorate where a portion of Trump's supporters are simply unwilling to accept any kind of correction but not all, not all.And the fact is that he is standing in approval rating today lower than any president this new in his presidency and that says there are people that are listening and they're not totally immune to reality.