When asked about the recent phenomenon of "fake news" and how the phrase has been pejoratively thrown about by opposing political sides, Jordan said that these times have really energized the field of journalism. Now more than ever, it is important for journalists to engage in comprehensive, factual journalism.
President Trump's decision to label the media as the "enemy of the people" is quite dangerous as it makes the press a punching bag and allows him to minimize any sort of criticism. "The media is the fourth pillar of democracy and it's a check on power," said Jordan. Sullivan agreed, noting that the slogan "enemy of the people" serves almost as a rallying cry that he cautions could lead to someone getting killed.
Jordan and Sullivan both agreed the current political era has been a very different time in their journalistic careers. "In a 10-minute speech the President will say 15 things that are not true and so it became really hard to write," said Jordan. "We didn't want to use the word lie because lie means intent."