FAKE NEWS/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Former President George W. Bush said Monday that the media is ‘indispensable to democracy,’ a break from the position of his fellow Republican, President Donald Trump, who has called the press ‘the enemy of the American people.’
‘I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy. That we need the media to hold people like me to account,’ Bush told Matt Lauer, anchor of NBC’s ‘Today’ show. ‘I mean, power can be very addictive and it can be corrosive and it’s important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power, whether it be here or elsewhere.’ “

Louis Nelson, “Bush breaks with Trump, calls media ‘indispensable to democracy’,” Politico, Feb. 27, 2017