Category Archives: Our Failed Political Press

Lunchtime Read

Guys, this long(ish) post from Michael Hobbes is required reading. The Methods of Moral Panic Journalism Scare stories on “left-wing illiberalism” display a familiar pattern.

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Report: Sinclair Down, Few Notice

Sinclair News (Motto: “We’re the Clear Channel of Fox Newses!”), local providers of politburo approved centralized opinion, was hit by a ransomware attack: (CNN Business)Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI), one of the largest TV station operators in the US, said Monday that … Continue reading

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All The News That Gives Us Fits

File under Reap What Ye Sow: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans’ trust in the media to report the news fully, accurately and fairly has edged down four percentage points since last year to 36%, making this year’s reading the second lowest … Continue reading

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Our Failed Political Press ™

The NYT does it again: "House Delays Vote on Infrastructure Bill as Democrats Feud." On the homepage they call it a "Big Setback for the Biden Agenda." Really? Really? A day? A couple of days? The media is getting this … Continue reading

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The NYTimes Wants New Readers, Insults New Readers

This was my open tab I forgot to close over the weekend, essentially that the NYTimes is trying to figure out (and has been for a while) why the rest of us don’t read the NYTimes. So the paper has put … Continue reading

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That’s it. I’m done. Panel shows are dead to me. — Tengrain ✂️ 6-feet-away-or-6-feet-under (@Tengrain) September 26, 2021  

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Good News For John McCain! (Part Infinity!)

My guess is that Chris Cillizza gets weekends off? Looking at the data out of CA (pre-election, exit poll, & results), it seems pretty clear that the result is in-line with a modest decline in Biden's standing. Enough for a … Continue reading

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Our Failed Political Press Fails, Part Infinity

The framing of this Axios story bothers me (weird formatting is theirs): Scoop: Biden bombs with Manchin President Biden failed to persuade Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to agree to spending $3.5 trillion on the Democrats’ budget reconciliation package during their … Continue reading

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Politico Outdid Themselves Again

Leading the news at DC’s premier gossip rag, Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie is the breaking news —above the fold!— The Kenyan Usurper has ruined parties in DC. We are totally not making this up: … Continue reading

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We Report, You Decide

Fox News has asked its employees to disclose their vaccination status… In a Tuesday memo updating staff on COVID-19 procedures, Fox News Media chief executive Suzanne Scott said that the company has “asked all employees—whether on site as part of … Continue reading

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