Today marks the 146th day since Donald Trump last held a news conference. As the Electoral College backs Trump, Robert Reich, now a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, offers his thoughts. “Democracy depends on a free and independent press, which is why all tyrants try to squelch it,” Reich recently wrote. “They use seven techniques that, worryingly, President-elect Donald Trump already employs.” Reich discusses how Trump uses seven techniques to control the media.
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