Katrina vanden Heuvel: What Is the Media’s Responsibility?

Katrina vanden Heuvel: What Is the Media’s Responsibility?

Katrina vanden Heuvel: What Is the Media’s Responsibility?

The mainstream media is falling victim to a cult of balance—and it’s time for progressives to fight back by more effectively leveraging their message.

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“The mainstream media has bought into this view that we’re marginal,” said Nation editor and publisher Katrina Vanden Heuvel in a fiery speech at the Campaign for America’s Future “Take Back the American Dream” conference in Washington, DC last month. “We are not marginal. Our views are the majority views.” The mainstream media is falling victim to a cult of balance, she argues—and it’s time for progressives to fight back by more effectively leveraging their message. You can read more of Katrina’s analysis here.

—Teresa Cotsirilos

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