Traitor review: American perfidy, from Benedict Arnold to Donald J Trump


One of the most important qualities a good reporter can have is a very low threshold for outrage. Useful, critical coverage of your subject becomes impossible once nonchalance or indifference has inured you to scandal.

This has become a huge problem during Donald Trump’s presidency. Inside the souls of far too many Washington reporters, a never-ending wave of scandals, crimes, indictments and assorted obstructions of justice has washed away this essential capacity for indignation –… Traitor review: American perfidy, from Benedict Arnold to Donald J Trump