[Me1] Amanda Ripley explains why the media shouldn’t avoid complexity for the sake of a cleaner and ostensibly more easily understood narrative.
[Me2] This was a dumb op-ed but memory-holing it was even dumber. and even dumber than that is pretending that it had something to do with areas of expertise that these outlets only drag out when there’s wrongthink involved.
[Me3] Brad Slager wonders if our terrible media isn’t actually making us better consumers.
[Me4] I’ve commented before that local news is an opening for conservatives to exploit. Also, sort of, Russians. (They’re mimicking local news rather than taking it over, but they can only do it because of its value.
[Me5] The thing is, The Nation has always had a benign view of Russia and its predecessor state. It’s only recently that the broader left thought that was an especially bad thing.
[Me6] This explains why a lot of journalists’ Twitter accounts look as they do.
[Me7] Trump gets accused of defying the spirit (if not the letter) of the First Amendment under some pretty flimsy contexts, but false positives don’t detract from true positives.
[Me8] Sometimes we only find out that there is more to the story after the mob has formed. My unpopular view: Even if the initial read had been correct, people get swept up in excitement sometimes and of all the ways for that to happen this is worthy of cutting some slack.
[Me9] The New York Daily News is gutting its editorial staff… but their executives are still doing alright even when accused of sexual harassment.