Source: Lee Siegel in Columbia Journalism Review, January 13
Extract from the essay “In the story of Trump, there is no story”:
…When the very nature of the man is contradictory and self-undermining, it is difficult to contradict or undermine him. The media cannot use a narrative woven out of the truth – e.g., the integrity of the country depends on the integrity of its elected officials – in order to expose lies that are composed of fragments. It is like trying to use water to remove an oil stain.