The Ancient War Between the Press and the President

Victor Davis Hanson // American Greatness The media are furious that President Trump serially decries “fake news.” He often rants that journalists who traffic in it are “enemies of the people.” Reporters have compared Trump to mass murderers such as Stalin and Hitler because of his dislike of the press. Trump may be crude to …

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Kill Chic

Victor Davis Hanson // National Review In movies, novels, music, and art, progressives murder their enemies, including presidents, in myriad ways. We live in a society in which gratuitous violence is the trademark of video games, movies, and popular music. Kill this, shoot that in repugnant detail becomes a race to the visual and spoken …

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This is CNN . . . in 1945

By Victor Davis Hanson| January 15, 2018 American Greatness What if something like CNN and modern communications were around in early 1945? What if the rules of presidential news coverage were then as they are now? And what if such a mythical CNN hated Franklin Delano Roosevelt as much as it despises Donald Trump, then …

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The Internet Executioner

by Victor Davis Hanson Defining Ideas Image credit: Barbara Kelley   In the pre-Internet age, newspaper and television reporters would need clearance from their nosy managing editors to investigate a breaking scandal or firing. Additional journalists then would go to work uncovering facts and details. There were, to be sure, feeding frenzies and misinformation in the …

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Is Trump an Island?

by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review   If Trump would let his deeds speak for themselves, he would quiet his enemies far more than he does with Twitter broadsides. No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main . . . And …

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Why Trump Should Consider a Post-Twitter Presidency

by Victor Davis Hanson// National Review   By now, the president’s record has transcended his social-media idiosyncrasies.   Almost every supposedly informed prediction about President Donald Trump’s compulsive Twitter addiction has so far proved wrong.   He did not tweet his way out of the Republican nomination. Spontaneous social-media messaging did not lose Trump the …

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Status Quo Blues

by Victor Davis Hanson// National Review   The public is turning away from the institutions that used to unite Americans — the NFL, mainstream news, late-night TV, movies . . .   The familiar cultural order of the last half-century is crumbling — partly because of larger forces beyond its control, partly from self-inflicted wounds, …

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The Progressive Octopus

Politics lost, culture won. By Victor Davis Hanson National Review It is the best and worst of times for progressives and liberals. Politically, their obsessions with identity politics and various racial and gender -isms and -ologies have emasculated the Democratic party: loss of governorships, state legislatures, the House, the Senate, the presidency, and the Supreme …

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