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Atlantic Editor to Media: Don't 'Spin Out of Control' Over Trump Attacks

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Criticism from the White House should not distract reporters from their responsibilities as journalists, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic magazine warns.

"To me, it's all about journalistic composure," Jeffrey Goldberg said in an interview posted Monday on David Axelrod's "Axe Files" podcast.

"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 in any given place. And let's just do that," Goldberg, a longtime Washington correspondent said on the CNN-sponsored podcast.

"The danger is that [journalists] spin ourselves out of control out of anxiety or fear or whatever you want. But all this moment requires is a doubling down of our basic commitment to fact-based discourse," Goldberg said.

Goldberg conducted the interview before President Donald Trump made comments about the media at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

"They are the enemy of the people. Because they have no sources. They just make them up when there are none," Trump said.

MSNBC's "Morning Joe" cohost Joe Scarborough also weighed in, taking to Twitter:

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