“Democracy depends on a free and independent press, which is why all tyrants try to squelch it”

Today marks the 146th day since Donald Trump last held a news conference. As the Electoral College backs Trump, we speak to former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, now a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. “Democracy depends on a free and independent press, which is why all tyrants try to squelch it,” Reich recently wrote. “They use seven techniques that, worryingly, President-elect Donald Trump already employs.” We speak to Reich, who discusses how Trump uses seven techniques to control the media.

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By Published On: December 21st, 20161 Comment

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  1. James Williamson December 26, 2016 at 1:20 PM

    Drumpf is certainly a horror. But Reich is a neoliberal shill for the murderous neocons, whether he knows it or not—(he knows it)—and certainly those war-mongering whores, Bill and Hillary Clinton. Although the nagging and perpetual display of painful concern on his face that he wears with such bleeding-heart-intensity might lead you to believe that he’s only perpetually constipated. A true believer in the Demoncratic-Repugnant two-party duopoly at any expense.

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