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Weisman essentially asserted that urban areas -- not just Detroit and Minneapolis, but Atlanta, and Austin -- are not a part of America's geography at all. What's even more telling is that he obviously thought this was non-controversial -- even self-evident.
Activating a “Democracy Team” -- like the Times did -- doesn’t do much good if the rest of the newsroom is on Team Impunity.
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.
Baquet is simply unable to acknowledge the major flaws that profoundly undermine the newsroom he has led for eight years. Rather, he lashes out at critics -- on Twitter in particular.
White House reporters crave a president who is gregarious and constantly engaging with them, always making news. So is it any surprise they consider Biden is a failure?
Mitch McConnell is getting exactly the kind of coverage he had hoped for -- and had every reason to expect -- from a press corps that is incapable of holding the Republican Party accountable for anything.
In which I rewrite the top of news stories that really bugged me this week. Today: The New York Times gets overwrought about a delayed vote; two news organizations struggle with denominators, and more.
An overwrought and smarmy lead Times story by Jonathan Weisman and Emily Cochrane described what may end up as a blip as a sky-is-falling scenario for Democrats undermined by a “liberal revolt” that amounted to a “humiliating blow” for Biden.
NPR's 11-minute report on Pence, by “Morning Edition” co-host Rachel Martin, was profoundly empty of skepticism about either Pence’s emerging role in the Ukraine scandal or the ostensible central topic: his “political path shaped by faith.” When Soledad O’Brien called it out, she roused a Twitter rampage against the public radio network that is widely considered liberal, but engages in epic both-siderism.