Category Archives: News Media

How The Times Failed You

Ordinarily, I would just put this in the link roundup, but some snark is too good not to share widely. To wit: The Times’ liberal columnists were particularly prone to fretting about Sanders. Nicholas Kristof would point to a Gallup … Continue reading

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Politics By Twitter

I think Charles Gaba is right: At some point, news media might actually have to report accurately–and that includes headlines.

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WaPo’s Petula Dvorak Needs Some Specific Pronouns

Along with more adjectives as well. This column is an awful example of bothsiderism (boldface mine): Hey, America, do you like this election? No? But this is what you created. You, America, stopped listening to facts you didn’t agree with, … Continue reading

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Political Pundits And Technology

Sunday’s presidential debate highlighted both the hammer lock our political press corps has on policy, but also something that is slowly, too slowly, weakening it. The bad news is best summarized by Erik Wemple (boldface mine): Via transcript search, that’s … Continue reading

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The Context In Which Political Reporting Occurs

Journalists can talk about editorial-advertising divides all they want, but it’s hard to believe this isn’t a serious consideration in editorial decisions (boldface mine): As local television outlets prepared their business plans about a year ago, they had reason to … Continue reading

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Proud Pundit Ignorance

This, by Robert Waldmann, is yet another reason why we can’t have nice things (boldface mine): …the [Washington press corps] villagers who were wrong (again) remain prominent and expect to be taken seriously. I am not the first (or one … Continue reading

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Revisiting Electability–And Predictability

Before I get to the meat of the post, I’ll offer my usual disclaimer: I’m a life-long Democrat, canvassed/phonebanked in four presidential elections and a couple of down ballot races, and have given money, when I can afford it, to … Continue reading

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