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Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire and his writing website Yonder and Home. Andrew is the host of Heard Tell podcast.

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  1. InMD
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    The Sunday shows have their issues. A lot of issues really. But I think it’s a mistake to look at them as news-breaking enterprises. While not really intentional and highly imperfect they at least still have the propensity to once in awhile poke a hole in increasingly closed ideological news ecosystems. They aren’t going to save us or anything. It also isn’t like we don’t all know where Chuck Todd’s and Brett Baier’s (or whoever does Fox now after the unfortunate departure of Chris Wallace) respective sympathies are. But it’s hard for me to think of any other big mass media news and commentary space that, however grudgingly, feels like it has to tolerate some level of opposing perspective in what they do. We can’t keep losing those.Report

  2. Jaybird
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    It’s one thing to run through a gauntlet of journalists.

    It’s quite another to waltz through a garden party of stenographers.

    I can understand why someone would watch the former.

    The latter? Well, that’s a much more niche interest even taking into account the whole “Sunday Morning Shows” thing is a niche interest in the first place.Report

  3. Saul Degraw
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    The Sunday news shows were not the grillings that MSM thought they were. Often, they are the worst examples of the Beltway’s media to pat itself on the back for how important they are and for pompously pontificating pundits to think they are intelligent for sprouting 20/20 hindsight commentary.

    The problem for news media is that its audience is old and getting older and it does not know how to stop that. It doesn’t want to engage with younger viewers whose views might be left enough to make corporate advertisers nervous and be at odds with the older viewers. The other problem with a lot of mainstream journalists is that they care more about access and later book deals than they do about revealing information. It seems like every journalist writing a book about Trump has something in it which makes me think “shouldn’t this have been revealed at the time it was happening.” Trump offering the West Bank to the King of Jordon is a good example.Report

  4. Pinky
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    I really had hope for Anderson Cooper. Smart as a whip. Such a shame. When you reward garbage, you get garbage.Report

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