Is the news media “enemy of the people?”

By Uchenna Ekwo Reactions to the mass shooting at the newsroom of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland last Thursday were expectedly mixed. With four journalists and staff member of the Capital Gazette dead, some media pundits were quick to blame the shooting on Trump’s rhetoric about “fake news.” A Reuters…

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Trump and end of racism?

By Uchenna Ekwo It is easy for Trump’s critics to label him as racist, narcissistic, ignorant, bigot, arrogant, misogynist, controversial, and suffering from intellectual disability and so on. Regardless of the opinion of his detractors, what is clear is that Trump is not stupid. For all that media and political pundits may…

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‘Fire and Fury’ isn’t fake news, but…

By Uchenna Ekwo When President Donald Trump threatened in August last year to unleash “fire and fury” against North Korea if it endangered the United States, little did he know that journalist Michael Wolff would use his exact same words as a book title to detonate a literary missile that…

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