WASHINGTON • Of all the umbrage makers in an era when outrage reigns, “Flyover State” seems minor — like “Left Coast” or “Deep South” and the snide connotations that come with those terms.But when a Washington Post opinion writer called Missouri a "Flyover State" while asking why the news regarding embattled Gov. Eric Greitens had not broken through the glass walls of national media, the question became an answer unto itself.Helaine Olen’s column blamed geography and a media hypnotized by the brutal acrimony emanating from — and directed at — President Donald Trump. In other word, that Bright Shiny Object on the Hill (apologies to the late Ronald Reagan) is so mesmerizing that no journalist can turn away from it.The tweets, the language, the “fake news” propaganda designed to goad us all — it really is goading us all. Online Post-Dispatch coverage of the Greitens … [Read more...] about Raasch: If a governor falls in a Flyover State, is it national news?
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Monkey Cage Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Gregory J. Martin and Josh McCrain by Gregory J. Martin and Josh McCrain April 10 at 7:00 AM In recent weeks, news anchors at local TV stations across the country have warned Americans about the “sharing of biased and false news” and the threat “fake stories” pose to democracy. As a recent video revealed, reporters recited word for word the same script bearing this warning. What do these stations have in common? They’re … [Read more...] about Yes, Sinclair Broadcast Group does cut local news, increase national news and tilt its stations rightward
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Retropolis by Lindsey Bever by Lindsey Bever Email the author April 6 at 4:00 PM Email the author Lyle, 23, (left) and Erik Menendez, 20, in court April 12, 1991, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Kevork Djansezian/AP Photo) Not long after the two brothers had been arrested for gunning down their parents in their multimillion dollar mansion in Beverly Hills, 21-year-old Lyle Menendez put pen to paper to tell his brother what was on his mind. In a 17-page letter in 1990, Menendez told his teen brother, Erik, that he wanted to stay together. “My greatest fear is that we would not end up in … [Read more...] about Their brutal crime horrified the nation nearly 30 years ago. Now the Menendez brothers have been reunited.
The strike is into its fourth day. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP Communications minister Doris Leuthard has spoken out about the importance of the Swiss news agency SDA/ATS where journalists have been on strike for three days. The strike began earlier this week as management began laying off staff following an announcement that 35 out of 180 jobs would be cut at the national news provider, which supplies most of Switzerland's newspapers. In an interview published in newspapers on Friday, Leuthard said the three-language agency was important for the diversity of the Swiss media. As a consumer of its news, the government trusted the agency's high quality, she said. Leuthard said the government had discussed the situation at SDA/ATS and supported funding the private agency to the tune of 2 million francs, however this would need to be approved by parliament. The minister said newspaper publishers were facing huge challenges in the online market. But she criticized them for … [Read more...] about Leuthard voices concern as Swiss news agency continues strike
President Donald Trump continued his attacks on Amazon and CEO Jeff Bezos on Thursday.Trump attacked another of Bezos's investments, the Washington Post, in a tweet calling the paper Amazon's "chief lobbyist."Washington Post editors have said there is no editorial connection with Amazon and Bezos' investment is through private funds.President Donald Trump on Thursday picked a new way to go after Amazon and its CEO Jeff Bezos, slamming a Washington Post headline about his recently announced tariffs on China."The Fake News Washington Post, Amazon’s 'chief lobbyist,' has another (of many) phony headlines, 'Trump Defiant As China Adds Trade Penalties'," Trump said. "WRONG! Should read, 'Trump Defiant as U.S. Adds Trade Penalties, Will End Barriers And Massive I.P. Theft.' Typically bad reporting!"This is not the first time that Trump has attacked the Washington Post's relationship with Amazon. As far back as July 2017, the president suggested the Post was being used for Amazon's … [Read more...] about Trump picks the ‘Fake News Washington Post’ as newest target in his war against Amazon