Steve Beatty is the publisher and chief executive officer of The Lens. He worked as an editor for The Times-Picayune for 15 years, leaving New Orleans just before Katrina to take a position as an editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and quickly rising through the ranks to be an editor of the newspaper’s watchdog investigative team. He returned to New Orleans in May of 2009. He can be reached at (504) 655-2375.
I’ll save myself 1,000 words and let you consider the picture above. It was taken at a Donald Trump rally last week, and it’s no secret that Trump has dispensed with any subtlety in his attacks on journalists and the First Amendment.By Steve Beatty