… The more they show their — bias.
Not All Journalists! — Greg Sargent, for example, knows better:
The real problem here is this is a useless Q from a *journalistic* perspective. It won't inform people or hold Biden accountable in any meaningful way. Large parts of the story are invented/unconfirmed/highly dubious. What is learned by placing the work of denying them on Biden? https://t.co/4rvPuXrujz
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) October 17, 2020
You guys desperately want this to be 2016. https://t.co/uuk9rVbyTZ
— AdotSad (@AdotSad) October 17, 2020
In case you missed it last night:
CBS’ Bo Erickson demanded Joe Biden respond to disinformation and then tried to turn Biden brushing him off into a drama.
Erickson spent 2016 trying to achieve relevance by peddling misogynistic anti-Hillary crap, so this isn’t shocking. https://t.co/SF90HucAge
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) October 17, 2020
One reason I love twitter is that these media courtiers can’t pretend to ignore it. They have to argue their positions! With mere uncredentialed normies, just as though all the networking & resume-polishing of which they are so proud meant nothing!
if any lesson has been learned by the left i hope it's that you just mercilessly work the refs and complain about every single article until they are ground into a submissive little nub. it worked for republicans. now we are going to do it. it probably sucks for you. don't care. https://t.co/yqi8b2wPcY
— the ribald sportsman (@CalmSporting) October 17, 2020
BIDEN: "It seems this journalist is amplifying dodgy Russian disinformation and that is bad."
TRUMP: "Arrest and kill all reporters."
MEDIA: "Both candidates attack the press."
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) October 17, 2020
I see we’ve moved on from demanding joe biden make tactically terrible decisions by engaging the premise on court packing to demanding joe biden make tactically terrible decisions by engaging the premise on giuliani’s ratfucking https://t.co/ky5lZAF23S
— kilgore trout, kiss me mr. president (@KT_So_It_Goes) October 17, 2020
I’m not a fan of them so I can openly say this is a cartel of hacks whose only professional obligation is defending each other’s mediocrity. https://t.co/T1bB2G360Y
— Tentin Quarantino (@agraybee) October 17, 2020
Who bought you off to say this?
Hey, don’t pretend the press doesn’t also have power. So answer the question, whether or not you like it! https://t.co/cHBmp029Dj
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) October 17, 2020
There is a dramatic difference between
1) verifying, then reporting;
2) dumping, then demanding others disprove
The first practice is journalism. The second practice is partisanship — or perhaps profiteering.
— David French (@DavidAFrench) October 17, 2020
Part of it is bothsidesism & false symmetries as a lazy substitute for “neutrality.” Partly it’s lowering the bar for Trump as a hedge against accusations of bias. Partly it’s institutional deference to power. And partly it’s Trump’s own gaming of jounalism’s conventions.
— Julian Sanchez (@normative) October 17, 2020