When Trump calls out the “lying media” he’s not offering a criticism of any kind concerning the many ways the bought, capitalist media distorts reality and spins a consistent narrative that is solidly pro-US empire, pro-war, and pro-Wall Street. Nothing of the kind. His message is the opposite, and it’s the cry of every autocrat and authoritarian who ever lived: I alone have access to the Truth! Listen to your Dear Leader and no one else! Kneel!