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Marty Baron: Truth Is Under Assault

Mar 13, 2019

CNN's Brian Stelter takes questions from the audience during a discussion with Marty Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post. The two spoke at the Aspen Ideas Festival in June of 2018.

The truth is under assault in America, according to Marty Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post. By labeling the press as the opposition party and calling into questions facts, President Trump is subverting the role of free and independent news, says Baron. Baron talks with Brian Stelter, host of CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” about how his journalists are operating in a fake news atmosphere where people doubt the truth. He describes how newsrooms need to change — incorporate more transparency and diversify staff — to earn back trust. Finally, he goes into what it’s like working with Post owner Jeff Bezos.


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