Sunday's New York Times declares, "As Christmas Nears, Virus Experts Look for Lessons from Thanksgiving."
Trained Times readers will spot the dodge instantly: if the "virus experts" are still "looking," then they haven't yet found evidence for their warnings that Thanksgiving would cause a terrifying spike in COVID. You grasp that . . .
American media recently brimmed with venomous headlines cursing disobedient Americans who met their loved ones for Thanksgiving despite the CDC’s COVID warnings. “As Americans prepare to gather for Thanksgiving, the world watches with dread and disbelief,” said the Washington Post in a revealing specimen of . . .
Disaster Journalism High and Low
The New York Times has a human interest story, “Along Hurricane Dorian’s Tortured Path, Millions are United in Fear,” a fine example of quality upper-crust American journalism, against which it is interesting to contrast “’Waffle House Index’ is a real thing during disasters. How does the restaurant . . .
Do you wonder why you'd never heard about 'fake news' till late in the 2016 election campaign, when, suddenly, apparently overnight, the American big media pack took up the danger that 'fake news' poses for American democracy?
How did that happen? Here is a Ted Talk by investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson on the carefully . . .
Statistician Andrew Gelman and political scientist Julia Azari have an interesting discussion paper on “19 Things We Learned from the 2016 Election”. The 19 things are grouped under Nominations and Campaigning, Polling and the News Media, How Voters Make Decisions, and The US Political Environment. Here are a few that . . .
Glenn Greenwald on CNN’s latest “Trump-Russia” debacle, and the dangerous heap of smoldering debris that is American TV news:
FRIDAY WAS ONE of the most embarrassing days for the U.S. media in quite a long time. The humiliation orgy was kicked off by CNN, with MSNBC and CBS close behind, with . . .
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