Late Night: Being a Teawad Show-Off Hurts People

By: Monday December 23, 2013 8:00 pm

Our political press likes to talk about maneuvering and posturing as if it’s just peacocks strutting around, as if the decisions politicians make are entirely about them and the show they’re giving and getting.

Forgotten in this type of coverage are the people affected by those decisions

 

When Worlds Collude: The Press and Political Consultants

By: Sunday October 7, 2012 9:30 am

It’s too easy to criticize the political press. So easy that when something goes wrong with one’s candidate or cause, it’s typically the press that gets the blame. Fish in a barrel, reporters are.

I don’t much like this game, in part because I used to cover politics for big-city newspapers. I know and admire many great political writers. I wish sometimes I were still part of the profession.

But Matt Taibbi’s take-down of the pundit response to the first presidential debate raises important questions.

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