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No matter who’s in charge, no matter what’s going on, it is easy and essential for journalists to hold powerful people to high standards. And journalists should be held to high standards as well. Lowering the bar is a disservice to everyone involved.
Case in point: Trump aides on the Sunday shows. “One of the reasons this administration does so few Sunday mo