All police lie

News organizations are belatedly "raising questions" about the police response at Robb Elementary School, now that it appears we were all wildly misled.

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It’s the Republicans who have turned guns into a political issue

Reporters are getting the gun control story all wrong. It's not about Democrats vs. Republicans. It's about whether Republicans can put politics aside in the name of the little boys and girls of Uvalde and Newtown and whichever town is next.

Can the New York Times save itself — and us?

The Times has lost its bearings when it comes to political coverage -- at the worst possible time. The new editor, Joe Kahn, will need to betray his predecessor to put it back on course.

Replacement rhetoric is the litmus test the media has been waiting for

The concept of the intentional replacement of white people by nonwhite people, in any form, is a racist conspiracy theory that should be abhorrent to everyone.

A “challenge” to Biden’s battle against racism? Let me rewrite that for you.

I would have written that the Buffalo massacre was a gruesome reminder of the importance of Biden’s desire to “restore the soul of America”.

CBS helps world’s biggest arms dealer hone his pitch

The network invited the CEO of Lockheed onto its marquee news show to talk about the war -- and tossed him bouquets.

Warnings of 1/6 attack were ignored for obvious but still unnamed reasons

Reporters have blamed "intelligence failures" and "unique breakdowns" in communication, when the obvious reason law enforcement leaders didn't mobilize was racism and Trumpism.

MISSION STATEMENT

Press Watch mission statement: Political journalism needs a reset

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

Opening the next front in the battle against Fox News

If you get cable, you're paying $2 a month for Fox News whether you like it or not. Which cable company will be the first to change that?

Fox News is all Fox and no news

Fox viewers aren’t just manipulated and misinformed — they are literally being made ignorant by their consumption habits. Watching Fox, they don’t learn about what’s really happening. It’s instead of news.

THE BIDEN PRESIDENCY

EXPLAINERS

An actual section of the leaked full transcript of a Wall Street Journal interview of Trump in 2017, which included then-editor-in-chief Gerard Baker.

Too many political journalists are too damned timid

Great political journalism requires the courage to state the obvious. Sadly, our access-dependent, approval-seeking, risk-averse, group-thinking elite Washington press corps often doesn’t have the guts. You don't get to the top of the political-journalism universe by offending important sources and making your bosses nervous.

That thing that just happened didn’t just happen in a vacuum

The ultimate antidote to what ails political journalism today is context. And that doesn't necessarily mean doing a lot of extra reporting. It may mean just remembering.

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A “challenge” to Biden’s battle against racism? Let me rewrite that for you.

I would have written that the Buffalo massacre was a gruesome reminder of the importance of Biden’s desire to “restore the soul of America”.

‘Conservatives’ say teachers are ‘grooming’ kids? Let me rewrite that for you.

Instead of clearly debunking and critiquing this insane, divisive filth, the Washington Post does stenography and withholds judgment.

Still just repeating whatever Trump says? Let me rewrite that for you.

The Washington Post’s coverage of Trump's latest ludicrous statement was utterly deadpan and stenographic. But something good happened at the New York Times!

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