Can we handle the truth?

With all its faults, Twitter can produce interesting conversations, like this one in which a lot of people press Maggie Haberman on the question of why the Times does such softball interviews with Trump, why Times reporters don’t ask for detail or source or evidence when Trump makes a wild claim, why they simply transcribe instead of interviewing.

As at least one person rejoined, it’s funny that she frames the cross-examination in A Few Good Men that way, because what happens there is that the cross-examination elicits the truth. Do we not want that to happen in press interviews with Trump?

That’s the one I was thinking of.

And so on.

I sort of get the claim that he exposes himself the best, but I also think he should be treated like any other president, and asked grown-up questions.

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