NEWS WE CAN USE
As the United States prepares for a new president whose word, according to one advisor, “should not be taken literally,” I have been thinking about the news and how events are reported. If the president’s word is not to be taken literally, then whatever he says cannot to be believed and the news business is going to have to change its approach in order to get to the truth. I suggest a three-part approach, easier to draw than to explain:
HOW NEWS RELATING TO PRESIDENT TRUMP SHOULD BE REPORTED (IMHO
Alexis Rankin Popik, author of Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate, is an award-winning short story writer whose work has appeared in The Berkshire Review and Potpourri Magazine. She has penned numerous articles about local history that have been published in Connecticut Explored and the University of Connecticut School of Law and The Hartford Seminary publications. A former union organizer, Popik traveled the country educating shipyard workers about health and safety and founded a labor-management health plan before turning to writing fiction full-time. She lives with her husband in New England.