Category: Media

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…

Markos, Clinton and the Establishment Media

I agree with Markos that the national political press corp is increasingly lacking in relevancy to the outcome of presidential elections. I agree that they’re whining about Hillary Clinton’s press availability by ignoring that she’s talked to the press, on…