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Trump and the rise in vulgar, mean media talk

Trump and the rise in vulgar, mean media talk

This story has been updated to reflect CNN’s cancellation of “Believer with Reza Aslan” on Friday.

Last month, in the wake of CBS “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert describing President Donald Trump’s mouth as a “c--- holster for Vladimir Putin,” I thought we might be on a slippery slope when it comes to media language, values and standards.

These days, following comedian Kathy Griffin’s photo shoot featuring a facsimile of a severed Trump head and CNN host Reza Aslan’s tweet calling the president a “piece of s---,” it feels like we are cascading head over heels down the side of the mainstream media mountain.

Apologies and clarifications were issued after all...

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