Biden identified the GOP's lockstep fealty to the former guy as a huge obstacle, along with the public's difficulty distinguishing between what's true and what isn't.
People who are anxious about our possible slide into authoritarianism are practically invisible in recent mainstream political coverage.
Actual pro-democracy reporting doesn't simply entail writing movingly about its death. A genuine pro-democracy reporter would also write – obsessively -- about what would help it survive.
Reporters are madly covering whether Democrats will end--run the filibuster to pass two election bills. But what's in those bills? Good luck finding out by reading the news.
News organizations have personalities and politics. You can see them clearly when they all write different stories about the same thing.
No one can possibly argue that modern political journalism has fulfilled its essential mission of creating an informed electorate. Here's how it needs to change.
FOX IS NOT NEWS
The abrupt departure gave reality-based journalists clear license to stop the lame euphemisms and call Fox what it is: a propaganda and disinformation operation.
How reporters go about interviewing voters, where they go, who they talk to, what they presuppose, and most importantly what questions they ask can make the difference between the stuff of parody and the best kind of political journalism. The key to doing it right is to explore not just voters’ political opinions, but their formative moments and their value systems.
The role of race and racism in American politics has always been significant. These days, it is central to the political divide in our country. Understanding and being able to explain its complexities is essential to cover this moment coherently. And yet the gaze of our elite American newsrooms remains intractably white and male. So they fail.
When the 3rd paragraph of your hot take starts ‘It’s not exactly a surprise,’ maybe you should reconsider your line of work
A Politico item on Anthony Fauci not appearing on Fox grants the propaganda network a legitimacy it doesn't deserve.
Trump's preparations to steal the 2024 election are beyond alarming. But an NBC News story tried to make them sound innocuous.
The single most important fact about the Rittenhouse case is that he, a white kid, brought a killing machine to a protest for Black lives that offended him. Why is the corporate media burying this?