The coverage of the two fundamentally dishonest events the White House staged back-to-back on Thursday afternoon provides a case study in how top political reporters in America’s most elite newsrooms are still failing to appropriately cover Donald Trump.
The Very Serious People in Washington — the same people who supported the war in Iraq, always consider deficit-reduction a top priority, thought Hillary Clinton was entitled to the presidency, hold no grudge against torturers, and believe Democrats and Republican have become equally extreme — long ago concluded that any talk of impeaching Donald Trump was ridiculous, flaky, and … Read more
I’ve been tweeting a lot about the latest New York Times interview with Trump. Here’s the main article, here’s a partial, edited transcript, here’s a sidebar on Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger’s colloquy with Trump on press freedom. I don’t have that much more to add, although I’ll note that my first tweet definitely struck a … Read more
Let’s set high, formal expectations for the next president. Simply being “better than Trump” is way too low a bar.
Top editors should realize history will not only judge Donald Trump, it will judge them.
Of course impeachment is “on the table.” That’s not the interesting part. The interesting part is why it’s not happening yet, and for that you need to ask Republicans.