Is the media the USSR? … The National Review’s Rich Lowry has an op-ed in Politico Magazine today talking about how the media has become Trump’s Soviet Union. No, not that they are communist — which for some is debatable — but they are the unifying enemy of the Right. He makes some good points but offers no suggestions to the media. A big one would be to start actually fairly reporting the news, instead of trying to be the news.
NYT highlights WSJ editor trying to practice actual journalism … A case in point? The NY Times ran a story yesterday about how the Wall Street Journal’s editor admonished his team to stick to facts when reporting on Trump. The editor, Gerard Baker, was upset that Journal reporters were submitting pieces that were “commentary dressed up as news reporting.” The tone of the Times article makes it seem like Baker, who was trying to get his team to practice actual journalism, was in the wrong.
Media still running cover for Dem. senator on trial … The local New Jersey media is now running cover for Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., regarding the aftermath of his upcoming trial. To build the case that Menendez should stay in the Senate after a possible conviction, NJ.com is highlighting that Republican Governor Chris Christie, or the next governor, would pick his replacement should he need to resign.
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