Stories by Maureen Cavanaugh
President Trump has labeled the press as an “opposition party,” repeated multiple falsehoods about election fraud and on Monday tweeted that any coverage of unfavorable poll results is “fake news.” Newsrooms across the country are deciding how to cover an administration that’s hostile to the press and imprecise with the truth.
President Trump's unsupported claim of widespread voter fraud in California and other states is "a lie," California Secretary of State Alex Padilla told CNN last week. Padilla will be in San Diego on Thursday to give a lecture to a UC San Diego political science class studying the Voting Rights Act.
After President Trump's advisor Kellyanne Conway used the term "alternate facts" to describe a falsehood about the inauguration turnout, demand for George Orwell's literary masterpiece "1984" quickly spiked. A new collection of short stories considers what happens when privacy vanishes and our neighbors, not government, are the ones watching.