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December 30, 2020
Look Beyond the Media Frenzy and Focus on the Fundamentals
In my last column, I’d like to leave you with what I’ve learned covering the media for more nearly 25 years.
December 3, 2020
Are Bill Gates’s Billions Distorting Public Health Data?
Thanks to the Microsoft founder’s support, the IHME can make its own rules about how to track global health. That’s a problem.
November 25, 2020
Trump’s Election Lies Failed, but the Damage Is Done
Trump’s supporters, already steeped in white grievance, are predictably receptive to the idea that “illegal voters” have succeeded in stealing their democracy.
October 6, 2020
Who Will Save the News?
Victor Pickard’s new book argues that without a public intervention American journalism faces a dire future.
October 5, 2020
How Do You Cover an Administration That Has Lost Touch With Reality?
In Trump’s Washington, ignorance, arrogance, and deliberate deception come together to destroy our democracy.
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October 2, 2020
American History Is Getting Whitewashed, Again
As demands for racial justice grow, Trump is pushing historical mythmaking into high gear.
September 3, 2020
The Sycophants at Fox News
Brian Stelter’s book
gets half the story about the toadies of cable news.
July 9, 2020
Facebook Fuels Its Users’ Ignorance With Lies
It’s time to stop clicking on the ads.
July 7, 2020
Trump’s ‘Heroes’ Garden Is a Nationalistic Nightmare
The president pushes “lifelike” aesthetics and downplays the disease that’s killing people all over the country.
May 7, 2019
The Cartoon Opposition
It’s always easier to defeat a caricature.