David Zurawik: Trump Is Driving Us to Exhaustion with Constant Fact-Checking

‘He likes to be transgressive’

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ZURAWIK: "He likes to be transgressive. You take the echo chamber of fox News. If he says something really offensive about immigrants and then tucker Carlson says immigration makes us a dirtier country or whatever the exact quote that he gave there was, that is really destructive to American life. We have to denounce it. Every time we do that, every time we chase it down, he is setting the agenda for what we cover. That is a really tough dilemma and none of us, I don’t think any of us have figured that out. He drives us to exhaustion. If we quit fact checking him, if we accept this, he wins. That’s the way dictators win. They drive the free press almost to exhaustion with this."

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