Monday, October 17, 2011


I don't think it's insane that the coverage of the president is broadly negative. The economy sucks. But the reason why this is still a sign the press is Doing it Wrong is that the negative/critical coverage is mostly from a conservative/Republican perspective. This is a sign that basically, on most days, we talk about whatever the hell Republicans want to talk about. This is not a story about the press being willing to critique the president, which is fine, it's about them laundering the critiques of the other party without much other perspective, good or bad.