Well, this is a real bummer. I can tell how good a news outlet is doing by how frustrated I am by the paywall. WSJ is in the top five.
The subject of Shy Trumpers recently came up. Steven Shepard argues that the phenomenon could mean we’re underestimating Trump’s popularity. I don’t think we are, or at least aren’t by that much. The “safe harbor” for shy Trumpers will be a Clintonesque divergence between favorables and approvals, which we’re not really seeing yet.
Noah Rothman would really like conservative critics of the media to take a step back.
Reuters seems poised to cover Donald Trump as they would an authoritarian dictator.
Every conservative media outlet that stood against Trump, or stood on the sidelines, paid a pretty significant price for doing so. Breitbart, meanwhile, reaped the whirlwind.
Bless Natalie Jackson for taking a good and righteous stand against questions like the PPP’s about the “Bowling Green Massacre.”
Does journalism need to get back to its blue-collar roots? The real question is… can it? As media becomes more vertical and hierarchal, it’s logical and probably inevitable that it would be largely populated by elites with the best connections who went to the best college that the well-to-do families they were born to could afford to prepare them for and send them.