Donald Trump’s closest friends on the Right are ramping up his war on journalists by scouring through more than a decade’s worth of their social media posts, hoping to find a hidden gem or out-of-context quote they can use to destroy their careers. The attacks on the press by this administration are unprecedented, though the President is not (yet) directly involved in this little scheme. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced