The Free Press Versus The West Wing

 

As long as there have been presidents of the United States, there have been presidents complaining about their coverage in the press. And while the story continues today, many commentators say President Trump is different. Harold Holzer has written, co-written or edited dozens of books on history. His latest is The Presidents vs. the Press: The Endless Battle Between the White House and the Media — From the Founding Fathers to Fake News.

The 21st spoke to Holzer to discuss the relationship between the free press and the west wing from the early years of American history. 

Guests:

Harold Holzer, Lincoln scholar, director of Hunter College's Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, and author of the new release The Presidents Vs. the Press: The Endless Battle Between the White House and the Media--from the Founding Fathers to Fake News

 

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