Veteran NBC Analyst Recommends ‘Trump-Free’ News Days

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a campaign speech about national security in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S. June 13, 2016 in response to the mass shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub. REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX2G1KH
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Longtime NBC News veteran William Arkin on Sunday recommended “Trump-free” news days on cable news networks as part of the solution to what he sees as a “Trump circus” perpetuated by mainstream media outlets.

“We need to have Trump-free days, we need to have actual investigative correspondents working on actual investigations, we need to have some courage to criticize the military and criticize the national security community,” Arkin told CNN’s Brian Stelter on Sunday.

“I think part of what happens when you’re involved in the circus on a day-to-day basis is that you don’t have an opportunity to develop the kind of deep sources that are necessary to do (proper) investigations,” he added.


“When I started in the world of television, we had a hell of a lot more academics, professors, experts on, and today we’ve basically given up on that,” Arkin said. “Journalists are the ones who speak and journalists are not necessarily the most skilled or the most expert in terms of talking about foreign affairs.”

Read more at The Hill.




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