Your source to mainline mainstream media misdeeds and malpractice.
Quite a busy show, with much going on with our press corps these past few days. The Elon Musk takeover of Twitter has the press in a fit of hysterics. The imbalanced reaction has been fun to watch. Then the Paul Pelosi attack story continues, because as the press tried making it into a political hit, they managed to make it into a national story; and now, they are scrambling to kill the story as it becomes more uncomfortable. Philip Bump at the Washington Post desperately suggests releasing more details of the story creates conspiracy theories–so we all need to shut up about the story they made a big deal about last week.
There have been a number of major names losing their jobs, a historian on MSNBC hits new lows in election melodramatics, Kari Lake faces a crude and inaccurate January 6 accusation; and then, just for fun, I’ll play for you one of the numerous amusing campaign ads I collected this week.
Now, crack one open and savor some mainstream media mayhem.
- Ben Collins at NBC News is panicked that there will be no moderation on Twitter.
- Bloomberg is also worried about how Twitter will monitor itself before the election.
- The White House became fact-checked, and it had some on the left upset.
- A number of TV moves have been made at the news nets in the past few days.
- Philip Bump declares that releasing video of the Paul Pelosi attack is the wrong thing to do.
- Kari Lake deftly neuters a reporter attempting to smear her with claims from an attack ad.
- At MSNBC, historian Michael Beschloss takes the death of democracy to new lows.
- Here is a collection of some of the worst campaign ads from this year.