Category Archives: Death of the Media

News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News Briefs Jump for Jeebus! Our old pal Josh Bernstein is now credentialed as part of the White House press pool: “I was privileged enough to go to the rally as a guest of the White House and … Continue reading

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Access Journalism 101

I think we’ve stated it before: CNN is the dumpster fire of journalism, driven largely by pontificating poltroons shouting around a table. The most dreaded words in the English language are, “we now turn to our powerhouse panel,” usually followed … Continue reading

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Strategic Lying or Just a Liar? You Decide!

The Death of the Media The Reliable Sources email thingie was strangely compelling reading last night (it’s too long to block quote, so Imma put it between cutlines): Dale, who fact-checks every word that Trump says, is an indispensable resource … Continue reading

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Like A Virgin

Death of the Media The WaPo: “It is unheard of for a Supreme Court nominee to give interviews during the confirmation process.” This is of course in regards to Brett ‘Caveman’ Kavanaugh going on Fox News to give us a … Continue reading

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Time For Gergen To Retire

The Death of the Media From the Reliable Sources email thingie: On CNN, David Gergen urged caution and patience: Lawmakers and the public need time to “absorb this and begin to make judgments.” He said, “I can’t tell you how … Continue reading

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Time Magazine Sold

My real-life friend Matt told me once that when you have three of anything, it counts as a collection. So with that definition in mind, we see west-coast, technology billionaires collecting old paper media: Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post. … Continue reading

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The Morning Schadenfreude Brought To Us By CBS

Well, this is damn good for CBS, too: CBS Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Leslie Moonves has resigned, becoming the highest-profile media executive yet to see his career ended from the weight of sexual harassment allegations. Moonves and six other … Continue reading

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Local Pundit Punts

The Death of the Media The moment that will always define Chuck Todd to me is when he had the privilege of asking the very first question of newly inaugurated Barack Obama at Obama’s first White House press conference, and … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Eff-Up

The Death of the Media The New Yorker Festival is an annual event in which cultural influencers from celebrities to academics appear at venues scattered around Manhattan to pontificate and bloviate, and preen in the spotlight. The New Yorker editor David … Continue reading

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The Death of Horserace Journalism?

The Death of the Media Ben Smith, born of Tiger Beat on the Potomac, and now heading up Buzzfeed News, has an important piece up. He believes that the insider-baseball, horse race coverage of politics is dead. As the institutions … Continue reading

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