Margaret Sullivan
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Perspective | Should Bob Woodward have reported Trump’s virus revelations sooner? Here’s how he defends his decision.

Perspective | Should Bob Woodward have reported Trump’s virus revelations sooner? Here’s how he defends his decision.

Two waves of outrage greeted the news on Wednesday of , a book titled “Rage.”The first was Trump’s disclosure to Woodward that he knew as early as February — even as he was dismissing the novel publicly — that the looming pandemic was far deadlier than the flu.The second was that Woodward, long associated with The Washington Post, didn’t reveal this to the public sooner.The fact that this second outrage mostly circulated among journalists talking to one another made it no less furious: If the famous Watergate reporter knew that Trump was lying to the public about a matter of life and death,...

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Trump won’t stop coining nasty nicknames for his foes — but the media must stop amplifying them.

Trump won’t stop coining nasty nicknames for his foes — but the media must stop amplifying them.

I was talking to an acquaintance recently about Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign. He liked the Massachusetts Democrat’s detailed policies and was impressed with her recent CNN town hall presentation. But he couldn’t back the senator because she doesn’t really stand a chance in the 2020 contest. Why not, I asked. He answered me with a rueful shrug, accompanied by one word: “Pocahontas.” That, of course, is the nickname President Trump has tagged Warren with — a reference to her having claimed Native American ancestry, including on law school faculty forms in the 1980s. (She does have...

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