A New Era

A headline from the New York Times


We are living in a new and unprecedented era, one in which the President of the United States knowingly, repeatedly lies before the nation and the world.  Who would have thought we would come so low as a nation?

It is a dangerous and uncharted situation we find ourselves in, and we need to develop new strategies for survival.  One I have seen discussed by the heads of major journalism organizations–and which is illustrated by this New York Times headline–is for the media now to concentrate not on the content of what Trump says but on its truthfulness, and to call a lie a lie and not use euphemisms for it.