US journos who pursue the truth now more vital than ever in Trump era, says prof

A journalism professor based in Chicago says journalists are saving the United States by seeking the truth amid lies told by President Donald Trump.

Steve Garnett, a journalism professor at Northwestern University, says journalists have the duty to report the truth.

This comes after Trump's crude comments about the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

US senators are now assessing an FBI report into sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh.

Trump has also been called out by The New York Times for falsely claiming that he is a "self-made" billionaire.

Prof Garnett says that most US citizens still have faith in the press, amid an era of 'alternative facts' and Trump's lies.

He says there appears to be an increase in journalism students in response to Trumps administration.

He is liar. There's no doubt about that.

Prof Steve Garnett, Professor at Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Chicago

The truth does matter.

Prof Steve Garnett, Professor at Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Chicago

The people who are most concerned with putting the truth out there are journalists.

Prof Steve Garnett, Professor at Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Chicago

I believe that journalists are saving the country right now because we are the ones who are putting the truth out there.

Prof Steve Garnett, Professor at Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Chicago

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