The Most Dishonest People on Earth: Journalists Respond to Trump

White House strategist Stephen Bannon: “The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while.”

CNN reporter Jake Tapper: “No.”



On the heels of our January event “No Shadow Without Light: Writers Respond to Trump,” Litquake offers another glimpse of sanity in an increasingly insane world. This current political climate demands honest and unvarnished media coverage. But is the American press doing enough to tell the truth behind the lies? Are we in a spiral of spin where truth no longer matters? In missing the predictions of the Trump election, is there a disconnect between the press and the American people? Discussing all this and more will be renowned journalists Lowell Bergman, Geoffrey Nunberg, Marisa Lagos, and Scott Shafer.