While Nixon usually kept his gripes against the media private, Trump has made his battle with the media the signature fight of his administration. His tirades are also mobilizing bands of right-wing trolls to harass journalists online. As Trump’s popularity falls and the frustrations of his supporters rise, the situation is becoming increasingly explosive.
“I Found HanAssholeSolo’s anti-Semitic Posts. Then, the Death Threats Started“, by Jared Yates Sexton for Politico, July 2017