Washington Post Editor Marty Baron's Perspective On JournalismPlay
In a Facebook post Monday, Donald Trump sharpened his distaste for the media. Specifically, Trump addressed the Washington Post, saying, "Based on the incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting of the record-setting Trump campaign, we are hereby revoking the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington Post."
The move was prompted by the Post's reporting on the Trump campaign, including their recent headline, "Donald Trump suggests President Obama was involved with Orlando shooting." The Post later changed that headline to "Donald Trump seems to connect President Obama to Orlando shooting," without any input from Trump, according to the paper.
The Trump campaign has also given the boot to Buzzfeed, Politico, The New Hampshire Union Leader, Univision and the Huffington Post, among others.
The Post's executive editor, Marty Baron, said in a statement: "Donald Trump's decision to revoke The Washington Post's press credentials is nothing less than a repudiation of the role of a free and independent press."
Baron spoke earlier this year at the WBUR Gala. He touched on the role of the press in a democracy and here is an excerpt of his speech.
This segment aired on June 14, 2016.