Category Archives: News Media

Is Our Democrats Learning? The Working the Refs Edition

While Sanders has always blasted the media–and there are few, if any, better in a potential unfriendly interview than Sanders–Warren has done a really good job in ‘working the refs’–attacking media outlets when they behave badly and putting them on … Continue reading

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One Problem with Right Wing Conspiracism

As movement conservatism continues its long descent into nothing more than a mass communicable psychotic break, it leaves behind lots of wreckage. One problem is that the sheer number of hardcore Trumpists means that de-Trumpification will be extremely difficult, if … Continue reading

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Power, Politics, and Our Political Press Corps

Over the weekend, this tweet came trundling across the Twitter transom: To which some asshole with a blog Twitter feed replied: Alter’s question is really telling about how the political press corps views politics. Many GOP senators like Trump’s policies. … Continue reading

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The NY Times: It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing

I typically avoid reading impressionistic pieces by journalists who visit places to find swing voters (In Diners™), and a recent NY Times article “Elated, Furious, Wary: Impeachment Divides Voters, Like Everything Trump“, would have been no different. Life is too … Continue reading

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Electability and the Candidate That Shall Not Be Named

Before we get into the post, my usual disclaimer that, were I to vote in the Democratic primary today, I would vote for Warren. Onto the post. This week, Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders caused a lot of butthurt … Continue reading

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There Is No Mystery to the NY Times: It’s All About the Money

A while ago, some asshole with a blog noted: A key reason why the NY Times seems so confounding to liberal-ish (and farther to the left as well) observers is that they really have two different target audiences, but only … Continue reading

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Trump Is Just an Existential Threat

Since the stupidity is so fast and furious in the era of Il Trumpe, it’s difficult to refer to a single stupid miscue by the political press corps to make a point. Regardless, we recently witnessed the spectacle of a … Continue reading

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Economics, News Media, and Propaganda

While many high-end journalists and editors will deny it, there is definitely an ideology present at newspapers like the NY Times and the Washington Post. Economist Dean Baker has the details (boldface mine): I got a taste of this propaganda … Continue reading

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Our Political Press Corps Is Unable to Write Actual Stories

Below, I’ve reproduced Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff’s remarks from the Mueller hearings. When I read them, it’s amazing that our political press corps really hasn’t been able to tell the story like Schiff did. It’s the clearest exposition of what … Continue reading

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We Need Democratic Primary Cletus Safaris

Over the last couple of years, we have been treated to an endless barrage of Cletus safaris. What’s a Cletus safari? It’s one of those innumerable, insufferable, “Let’s go to Rust Bucket, Ohio and interview the old racist white people … Continue reading

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