Facts alone won’t redeem journalists baffled by Trump supporters
These are Trumpling times for journalists in America. They failed to detect the extent of candidate Donald J.Trump’s appeal to voters, and so they utterly miscalled last November’s presidential election. They have been trampled over by a combative and unpredictable President Trump and his lieutenants, who castigate the news media as “dishonest” liars, “opposition” conspirators and “a failing pile of garbage.” And they are befuddled by the fact that many people don’t care about facts and seem more willing to accept “alternative facts” and fake news. So how do journalists respond?