(Kent Harrington, a former senior CIA analyst, served as National Intelligence Officer for East Asia, Chief of Station in Asia and the CIA's Director of Public Affairs.) With his 2020 election campaign officially in gear, President Trump is attacking opponents on all fronts, escalating his disregard for facts, truth and political values. Like the latest measles cases, his demagoguery -- last month Trump leveled a treason charge against The New York Times and threatened a Time reporter with jail -- is most often a one-day story. It shouldn't be. Parroted by party sycophants and right-wing propagandists and echo chambers, Trump's authoritarian outbursts are epidemic. It's time the media industry treated them that way.
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