Friday 15 December 2017

Media must learn to close ranks - for sake of its sanity

The US President-elect has changed the rulebook, so journalists should too

Donald Trump during a news conference at Trump Tower this week Photo: Reuters
Donald Trump during a news conference at Trump Tower this week Photo: Reuters

Gina London

In the small event that you still had any doubt, we now know for certain what we can expect from Donald J Trump for the next four years.

Regarding his style of leadership communications anyway.

Last week's first press conference since he was elected president of my home country - and, of course, the country that has potential impact on all of us, regardless of what corner of the globe we happen to live in - was not a switch to the more statesman-like style that many of his advisers kept promising was sure to come.

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