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Washington Post Editor Martin Baron: “We Had To Be Much More Forthright about Trump”


DER SPIEGEL: Mr. Baron, you’re stepping down at a very precarious time politically in the United States. Are you concerned about your country?Baron: I have concerns about the state of our democracy. It has come under tremendous challenges. As journalists, we play an important role in that democracy, which is to give people the information they need and deserve to know.

DER SPIEGEL: Millions of Americans believe in conspiracy theories instead of the news. How did it get to this point?Baron: This is happening in other countries as well. I think it’s the result of the …

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