When Trump blows hard, the daily news coverage is way too soft

Originally published on Medium. Books and op-eds have lately been helping the public more fully grasp just how dysfunctional, deceitful and amoral the Trump White House is. But the daily news stories (unless they are about those books and op-eds)? Not so much. Consider the formulaic, not particularly enlightening coverage of Trump’s assertion Tuesday (followed … Read more

How the Los Angeles Times could beat the New York Times in Washington: By covering politics with a view from California instead of nowhere

Originally published on Medium. The once-mighty Los Angeles Times Washington bureau is a shade of its former self. A total of 15 reporters and editors toil where not so long ago there were 60. The bloodsuckers in suits at tronc (formerly Tribune) were about to close the DC office entirely to pay the rent in … Read more