Never has the truth in journalism been more important to maintain and defend. Even as small-town journalists, undermining our role and our voice by allegations of fake news hits home. The country’s current administration under the leadership and following the example of President Donald Trump, and many leaders down the line from there, are picking up the fake news torch and running with it.
And in Connecticut, disparaging of the media is certainly not limited to one party. Accusations of bias and attempts to silence critical reporting have happened to this newspaper from both sides of the aisle.