Legal Breakfast Series: The Trump Administration – Is the Press Up to the Challenge?Mar 22, 2017
Attorney William Chapman will be the featured speakers during the latest Orr & Reno Legal Breakfast Series on Wednesday, April 19 at the Orr & Reno offices at 45 South Main Street in Concord.
Chapman and panelists including Laura Kiernan, a former Washington Post staffer and NH Supreme Court spokesperson, will investigate the question of whether or not the press has ever had to report on an administration like Donald Trump’s, where the president:
- is skilled in the use of the media (as host of “The Apprentice”) and during the campaign played to an underserved audience – the white working class;
- not only criticizes the press but accuses it of reporting “fake news” and being “the enemy of the people”;
- accuses reporters of being “among the most dishonest human beings on earth”;
- makes statements contrary to fact – such as, winning the popular vote, amassing the biggest victory in the Electoral College since President Reagan, and that busloads of Massachusetts residents voted in New Hampshire; and
- uses Twitter to make provocative statements to, some have conjectured, distract the press from covering issues that reflect the administration in an unfavorable light.
Chapman and panelists will invite attendees to ask questions and participate in the discussion. Chapman is a shareholder of Orr & Reno who has earned a reputation as a leading attorney on First Amendment rights having represented a number of national, regional and local media organizations and journalists in access cases under the First Amendment, the Freedom of Information Act and New Hampshire’s Right-to-Know Law.
The event starts at 8 a.m. and is free to the public, but pre-registration is required. Coffee and light breakfast will be served.
April 19, 8-9 a.m.
Orr & Reno, PA 45 South Main Street, 4th floor Concord, NH 03301
Free to the public
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