Friday, March 3, 2017

CNN's Zucker: Our Job Is Gov't Accountability

Attacked on national TV for supposedly serving up "fake news." Shut out of a White House press briefing in retribution. Accused by a new president of "anger and hatred" and serving as the opposition to his administration.

In normal circumstances, news executives might be rushing for cover. In the age of President Trump, CNN President Jeff Zucker is rushing to the barricades, rallying staff and viewers around the banner of quality journalism.

"These are the moves that governments around the world make when they're less sophisticated and want to block the press from doing its job," Zucker told NPR.

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