I’ve noticed all of these articles popping up about how Ivanka will fit into NYC social life again after she co-signed the horrors of her dad’s administration.
The rich and well-connected can just fail upwards regardless of how they mistreat the masses.
What we've learned over these last four years is how divided our county actually is. It didn't start with Trump and it won't end on January 20the either. Hopefully the loud racists who embraced Trump will go back into hibernation but we'll see. Sometimes the genie is tough to get back in the bottle. Apparently the one entity that has not made this discovery of our division is the press. The fact they can produce articles like this and make the outlandish statement that Ivanka and Jared have a future in NYC, a city that simply hates the Trumps, is not only misleading, it's downright ignorant. Look, the Post and the New York Times have delivered some excellent journalism over these four years but there are far too many of these puff piece articles. The mantra of the news should have never become fair and balanced. That forces the media to create articles promoting both sides do it. What the press needs to do is to present the TRUTH to the best of their ability. The Post's motto is Democracy Dies in the Dark. There are some over there that have apparently forgot to turn on the lights.
I love these topics today. Regarding WaPO, I wrote one of their writers about this very thing, explaining that the newspaper was giving Trump life and that they could stop talking about him. Focus on the Biden administration. To my surprise, she wrote back and said, "I agree with you! The question is just how many other people we can get on board..." How do they not know that they can change the topic? Change the topic, see what happens!
Regarding Carolyn Maloney, I'm in her district. I've been voting for her for years. The opponent she "narrowly defeated" was Suraj Patel and Carolyn has beaten him in two straight primaries. Mr. Patel wears those sweaters with half zippers and a button down shirt underneath it. He's the Jake Sherman of Queens. Anyway, unlike many other voters, I appreciate seniority and am pretty happy Carolyn is the Chair the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. I dare Ivanka Trump to try and beat Carolyn Maloney.
Quoting Dr Dodes in Good Stuff: "Trump has publicly shown himself to be not just mentally unwell but perhaps even a sociopath or psychopath." OK but sociopath AND psychopath would have nailed it.
I'd be satisfied with "accirding to White House press releases" without the shabby semblance of reportage. I think you nailed it with unreported interactions behind the scenes. 'Gets' and 'breaking news' oh my.
Showing how useless the DC Press Corpse is.
I wish Eric would write a piece on evidence supporting the contention that journalists write favorably about political figures who allow them access. Probably most of us imagine that the press rewards access, but is there evidence beyond insider savvy?
Terry Gross is hosting Maggie Haberman on FreshAirNPR next Monday to discuss her 4yrs covering Trump in DC. Anyone know a direct line to Gross to get real questions to her before the interview, like tough questions to challenge her? Or will it be a hopeless softball?
Don't minimize by using "likely driven by access journalism" 'cause you're then guilty of exactly what you're rightly noting. No question that the coverage is access journalism driven. Would be like Woodward and Bernstein writing puff pieces on FBI sources ~ insane & irresponsible journalism.
To address the question: Because Marty Baron had his entire digestive tract and testicles removed at some point?
Access Journalism indeed! +Those 3 guys in Memphis with Dickinson and the Fairlight were truly amazing.
Why is this one of the few real comments and questions today? Lays it out clearly.