Jeffrey Goldberg: Journalists Are Not Supposed to Be the Resistance

Editor-in-chief of The Atlantic talks with David Axelrod about the prospects of Middle East peace and how journalists should approach Donald Trump.

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Jeffrey Goldberg, editor in chief of The Atlantic magazine, talks with David Axelrod on CNN's "The Axe File."
Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic magazine, talks with David Axelrod on CNN's "The Axe File."Credit: Screen grab

Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor-in-chief of The Atlantic, warns against journalists "spinning out of control" in their coverage of President Donald Trump.

"The danger is that (journalists) spin ourselves out of control out of anxiety or fear or whatever you want to call it," Goldberg, a former columnist for the Jerusalem Post, told CNN’s “The Axe Files,” a podcast hosted by former Obama strategist David Axelrod.

"We're not supposed to be the resistance. We're not supposed to be the opposition. We're supposed to tell the truth about what's happening in any given moment and in any given place. And let's just do that," concluded Goldberg.

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