April 22, 2021
Our Horrible Media: Thursday follow-up

It's not getting any better. Our horrible media continues to lie, obfuscate and betray the public. Our Horrible Media: Ma'Khia Bryant Follow-up It's now been nearly 48 hours since 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant attacked two other girls with a knife and was shot mere moments before plunging a knife into another girl. Yesterday's post is but […]

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February 17, 2021
Public Education in the Time of COVID

We're approaching the end of our first year living with the COVID-19 virus here in the United States. The report card for most of our elected officials and institutions is dismal—public education is among the worst. I see a lot of this close-up. My wife is a high school English teacher; my sister, a high […]

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January 25, 2021
The Media and Joe Biden

President Joe Biden has held the office for less than a week, and it's becoming quickly apparent that we may be seeing a return to the fawning media coverage of the Obama administration, when both print and digital media saw their jobs to help the nation's first black president succeed. Now it is a duty […]

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October 22, 2020
The Reporting Divide

The past few days have been very interesting to me as someone who has worked in the media and cares about journalism. We have come to a point in American journalism where there is a reporting divide as big as the Grand Canyon, with liberals on one side and conservatives on the other. Closing the […]

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September 29, 2019
Last Week in Bad Journalism: Des Moines Register

It was a great, feel-good story that dropped right in the laps of the Des Moines Register two weeks ago and they turned it into one of the most glaring examples of bad journalism since the week before. ESPN's College Gameday was in Ames Iowa for the annual intrastate rivalry between the Iowa State Cyclones and […]

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January 3, 2018
Donald Trump's Media Awards

President Trump has announced that he will be awarding "THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR" [capitalization in the original] this Monday at 5 p.m. *Yawn* A few obvious points: Substantive media criticism is not Trump's forté. Trump would like to these awards to shame the members of the media who receive them; […]

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August 23, 2016
Media Bias, Illustrated

I've been less interested in media bias this election cycle mostly because #NeverTrump. I don't want readers to be mistaken that my criticism as to how his orangeness is treated by the media is a defense of the cheeto jesus. But this is getting ridiculous. The most interesting, and substantive, bit of news out of the […]

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This is why no one trusts you or your network, Andrew. It took 5 paragraphs to get to the part where it explains that this "interview" was by a random guy accosting Kent on the street and asking him questions. It's almost as if you want an even smaller audience than you have now. https://twitter.com/KFILE/status/1575930899635511296

andrew kaczynski @KFILE

GOP congressional candidate Joe Kent's ties to white nationalists include interview with Nazi sympathizer https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/30/politics/kfile-joe-kent-ties-to-white-nationalists-nazi-sympathizer/index.html

It's become a losing battle, but I'm glad @jessesingal stands with the dwindling camp of journalists who don't believe every sentence they publish must be laced with propaganda. If only there were some journalism professors still in that camp.
https://jessesingal.substack.com/p/it-isnt-journalisms-job-to-hand-hold

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