As Media Scrambles To Cover Trump, Are News Outlets Being Played?

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Microphones set up on a stand in front of the West Wing of the White House on Jan. 31, 2017 in Washington. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Historian Heather Cox Richardson wrote on Facebook this week about President Trump’s immigration ban, saying it was a “shock event” meant to divide the nation and throw society into a sort of chaos. The story dominated the news cycle over the weekend, and took the spotlight off many other pressing issues related to Trump’s administration.

NPR’s David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) talks with Here & Now’s Robin Young about Trump’s public image, and how media organizations will have to filter impactful stories from the glut of white noise.

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