How Trump Attacks the Media, and Why That Distorts Reality

Only a few minutes into Donald Trump’s acceptance speech Thursday night, he started his familiar attacks on the media:

“If you want to hear the corporate spin, the carefully crafted lies and the media myths — the Democrats are holding their convention next week. Go there.”

Casting himself as Truth Teller In Chief, he doubled down: “I will tell you the plain facts that have been edited out of your nightly news and your morning newspaper,” he said. And this: “Big business, elite media and major donors are lining up behind my opponent because they know she will keep our rigged system in place.”

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