What you need to know about Bernie Sanders and mainstream media in one Washington Post headline
This is what passes for reason inside the muted corridors of serious establishment “journalism.”
Flipping through the morning’s news and I came across this:
I really know dick about Collum Borchers (or the editors who write his headlines), but a quick look at his archive page suggests a faint whiff of Beltway/Village wankery. I mean, on the one hand there’s this:
Before endorsing Donald Trump, the New York Post mocked him on cover after cover
Perhaps the endorsement was a way of saying thank you for all the material.
Corey Lewandowski’s interview with Sean Hannity was a total joke
Too few tough questions. Too many false statements.
So Hillary Clinton wants debate moderators to ask about abortion, all of a sudden?
She doesn’t really want to discuss details.
But then you get this:
Michelle Fields is veering off the high road by dissing Greta Van Susteren
Because Breitbart “reporters” are all about the “high road”?
Anyhow, back to the Bernie headline. And yes, this is archetypally what progressives are talking about when they use terms like “corporate media.” Here’s why:
- He won what, eight of the last nine states? Sure, New York is a bigger deal than those eight primaries and caucuses were in terms of delegate count. But if eight of nine doesn’t make them take you seriously, that maybe tells you something important about the media. Just saying.
- Did I miss the part where the media took him seriously in the first place?
If the WaPo were being honest and transparent about things, their logo would feature a set of goalposts on wheels.