Promise of a President lost to isolation and pugnacious folly

Salvatore Babones accurately refers to the “unquestioning endorsement of Joe Biden by the American press, among other institutions (“Democracy more at risk with no brake on Biden”, 14/1). Perhaps one of the unintended legacies of Trumpism over the past four years is that journalists became so accustomed to being with allegations of fake news and misinformation that they have embraced Biden without any tough questioning at all. Whether Biden is “astrong leader” who can “impose limits on his own power” remains to be seen, but it behaves the media to be strong in its own right and put the Trump era of hostility behind it.