Summary: Donald Trump, the 45th president of the united states, has been attacking the press, and calling any news outlet that disagrees with his policies fake news. He has recently called the mainstream media the opposition party. In recent weeks, the media has been calling out Donald Trump's blatantly false statements to be met with a reply of "you are fake news". Donald trump will not be attending the White house correspondents dinner, a place where all parties poke fun at each other. He did not give a reason for doing so.
Connection: During the Nazi Regime in Germany, the press was given the name of Lügenpresse, or lying press. This let Hitler control the media, and consequently, gave a much more popular spin on what Hitler was doing. Donald Trumps attack on the media is an attempt to get the media to fall in line with the false statements that are being shown by the white house.
Questions: 1) How should the media combat the attempts by the White House to discredit them?
2) What can be done to combat fake news?