Category: Media

We Can’t Have Four Years of This

Media criticism is a huge part of my job and I’ll always find things to fault in how the media covers our politics and our politicians. I do not believe, however, that the media went easy on Donald Trump during…

Savvy Analysis is Killing Us

I’m not picking on Politico‘s Shane Goldmacher here but his pre-debate coverage reminds me why I recently quoted David Foster Wallace on post-modern irony: “All we seem to want to do is keep ridiculing the stuff. Postmodern irony and cynicism’s…

Newsflash: The American Public is Uninformed

I took a little perverse pleasure in reading Charles C.W. Cooke’s richly deserved critique of Jonathan Chait’s latest pearl-clutching column. Obviously, it simply isn’t true that Chait was genuinely “shocked” at some epiphany he had last night watching Matt Lauer…

So, Now You Want to Know About Aleppo?

After Mohamed Atta led a diabolical attack on our country using civilian aircraft, striking our Pentagon, bringing down the Twin Towers, and murdering nearly 3,000 people on our soil, not too many of us were interested in his master’s thesis…

The Dallas Morning News is With Her

I am not a connoisseur of the Dallas Morning News. In the internet age, I have read some of their articles from time to time, and I’ve mostly been impressed by the quality of their reporting. They run good features…