I am not suggesting that the media shouldn’t fact-check the President. But it’s a little like shooting fish in a barrel. And when its done with disdain or triumphalism it reinforces the view that Trump is embattled.
The World Turned Upside Down (and what to do about it)
Russ Roberts
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The solution is to include policy consequences when fact-checking. e.g. lies about voter fraud are tied to restrictions on participating in elections. Dangerous stuff. Wrote about that here: https://www.poynter.org/news/despite-fact-checking-zombie-myths-about-climate-change-persist

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