Professor Tuman: Trump, Governor Newsom Both Aim for Headlines Before They've 'Dotted the I's and Crossed the Ts'

Monday, May 13, 2019

LOS ANGELES TIMES -- “I don’t want to compare Newsom to Trump, but I will for just a second,” said Joseph S. Tuman, a professor of political and legal communications at San Francisco State University. “I must say this is a characterization you see in both of them, which is running to report something and make headlines before you’ve dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s.”

Tuman said Newsom’s approach marks a sharp contrast to that of former Governor Jerry Brown, who didn’t appear to care as much about media attention and tended to under-promise and over-deliver.

“He rarely made promises he couldn’t keep,” Tuman said.