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Don’t fall for Trump’s effort to recast himself as the benevolent leader of a unified country

After weeks spent angrily downplaying the threat of the coronavirus, Donald Trump is now trying to describe the nation’s inconsistent and still wildly insufficient response as some sort of glorious – even “beautiful” -- expression of national unity.

Here is how our top news outlets cover Trump simply making stuff up

Trump can say whatever he wants and he still gets the kind of coverage normal presidents get when they say something controversial, rather than the coverage that a compulsively lying president ought to get when he says something that’s obviously made up.

Will Trump seize emergency powers out of self preservation?

https://youtu.be/lTOs7KqRgOk (Originally published on White House Watch.) Raising the possibility of Donald Trump invoking emergency powers rather than get impeached or lose reelection, the Brennan Center...

How the Los Angeles Times could beat the New York Times in Washington: By covering politics with a View From California instead of Nowhere

(Originally published on Medium.) The once-mighty Los Angeles Times Washington bureau is a shade of its former self. A total of 15 reporters and editors...

Political journalists are both-siding a “crisis” caused entirely by the GOP

Republican congressional leaders are flagrantly ginning up a major political and financial crisis -- safe in the knowledge that the Washington press corps will blame both sides.

The ‘why’ behind the lie

Calling a lie a lie is better than using a euphemism. But it’s still a disservice to the public if you don’t explain its purpose.

20 years after 9/11, political journalists decry extreme polarization but blame no one, certainly...

The same elite journalists who contemporaneously failed to hold the responsible parties accountable are now telling us self-servingly that there is really no one to blame.

The journalistic crusade to save democracy starts with the First Amendment

Assaults on freedom of the press aren't inside baseball.  These are the front lines. This is a huge story.