Counterpoint: Experts debate if the media has been fair to President Donald Trump

In the fake news era, the media has come under extreme scrutiny for its coverage of the 2016 election and the current presidency. Well-trusted publications like the New York Times and CNN were accused of attacking Trump as well as false reporting. The NYT even went as far as printing a full page spread of every lie Donald Trump has told since taking office. 

On the other hand, Trump continues to take to Twitter to blast the media and various other foes. He defends his innocence on a regular basis and makes harsh claims against people, political parties, and publications. One of his claims can be seen in the Tweet below:

Buzzfeed and other media outlets received intense backlash for publishing a report on an unverified dossier claiming Trump had strong ties to Russia. The media continues to volley criticisms back and forth with the U.S. president, which leaves many to wonder who you can believe in the current political climate. 

In this week's episode of Counterpoint, a new AOL series, two experts debate the question: has the media been fair in its coverage of Donald Trump? 

Trump slams Kushner reports as 'fake news'
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Trump slams Kushner reports as 'fake news'
It is my opinion that many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media.
Whenever you see the words 'sources say' in the fake news media, and they don't mention names.... is very possible that those sources don't exist but are made up by fake news writers. #FakeNews is the enemy!
Does anyone notice how the Montana Congressional race was such a big deal to Dems & Fake News until the Republican won? V was poorly covered
British Prime Minister May was very angry that the info the U.K. gave to U.S. about Manchester was leaked. Gave me full details!

About Counterpoint: Today’s political and social climate may be more fragmented than ever. Hear from the experts as they explore different sides of some of the most contentious debates going on right now.

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