|Katrina vanden Heuvel|
She says essentially what I have been saying: the media malpractice of 2016 has in itself become a campaign issue. And she further says what few dare say: the reason for the malpractice is the wrong motivation of the media. That is, if it doesn't improve ratings -- read, climate change, health care costs, education concerns -- it doesn't merit coverage.
On the other hand, if it involves vitriolic accusations (the e-mail non-issue), bedroom activities (Trumpian behavior), or violence (Trump rallies), the media is "there" in a flash.
As vanden Heuvel says, serious examination of the media must begin tomorrow. Or in my case, today.
Media System Broken Says "Nation" Editor