NPR’s Liasson examines media, divisive election at JFSA event

Historical rules work until they stop working, Mara Liasson, an award-winning political correspondent for National Public Radio, told about 1,000 people who crowded Congregation Anshei Israel on Nov. 16 for the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona’s 2017 Community Campaign kickoff.

President-elect Donald Trump proved that he could break all the rules and still succeed, she added.

Liasson told the AJP that Trump’s rhetoric about making it easier to sue the press for libel is a grave concern.

“That to me as a journalist is chilling,” Liasson said. “I think all news organizations are wondering what it means, and one of the questions we all have for Donald Trump is ‘What constitutional principles do you respect?’”

Read the entire Arizona Jewish Post article here.

Originally published on Dec. 2, 2016.

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