Washington Post:"President Trump didn't create the media cesspool that he'll bequeath to troubled nation. He just made it exponentially worse—not only with his own constant lies but with his ability to spread the ugliness...Social media platforms, streaming 'news' channels and innumerable websites will spew lies and conspiracy theories and will keep weakening the foundation of reality that America's democracy needs in order to function. So what, if anything, can the reality-based press do to counter it? I see three necessities. First, be bolder and more direct than ever in telling it like it is. No more pussyfooting or punch-pulling...the reality-based press has to unapologetically stand for something. Otherwise, its just a pallid alternative to the excitement of burgeoning lies. And third, journalists and news organizations have to get much more involved in media literacy—working with educators and advocates to teach people of all ages, but especially students, to distinguish lies from truth, propaganda from factual reporting. This can be an uncomfortable role for journalists because it smacks of advocacy, something that mainstream journalists are taught to be wary of. Still, some organizations and journalists are working on it..."