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How should journalists cover people who lie routinely and brazenly, and whose plain goal is to delegitimize the traditional press as an institution?
You’d have imagined by now that American journalists from major news organizations would have a strategy, given the Trump team’s habitual contempt for truth during the presidential campaign. But by the end of Day 2 of the Trump presidency, it was clear that the press corps—or at least the portion of it that covers the White House—is still groping for a way forward.