Ex-Washington Post Editor Martin Baron Implies Any Interview with Trump Is a ‘Big Mistake’

<div>Ex-Washington Post Editor Martin Baron Implies Any Interview with Trump Is a 'Big Mistake'</div>

On Friday, former Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron appeared on their Washington Post Live video channel to promote his new book on leading the Post in the Trump years. NewsBusters Editor at Large Brent Baker created some video tweets to underline the most newsworthy answers. 
The first was Baron implying that any interview with Donald Trump is a big mistake. The CNN town hall was a mistake, the NBC Meet the Press interview was a mistake. It’s just “giving him a platform” and “he controls the conversation.” 
Anyone watching these knows that the interviewer is much tougher than the average politician (especially the average Democrat). He “controls the conversation” far less. It’s just that he keeps pushing and interrupting, including when interviewers like Welker insist the Democrats aren’t for abortions at …