CNN and MSNBC bid good riddance to a “small man,” while pro-Trump outlets like Fox, OANN, and Newsmax coddled his ego amid the disarray he caused.
Lloyd Grove is editor at large for The Daily Beast. Formerly a contributor to New York magazine and a contributing editor for Condé Nast Portfolio, he wrote a gossip column for the New York Daily News from 2003 to 2006. Prior to that, he wrote the Reliable Source column for The Washington Post, where he spent 23 years covering politics, the media, and other subjects.
In fact, Ruddy claimed to The Daily Beast, the right-wing outlet has so much journalistic integrity that it has pissed off President Trump in recent days.
“We finally got the authoritarian liberals have been talking about,” the right-wing firebrand said Wednesday as pro-Trump mobs violently stormed the Capitol.
Through years of gaslighting and lying, Trump and his cronies have done immeasurable damage to public trust in evidence-based reporting. What can be done to reverse it?