Journalists manipulates our politics beyond Putin's wildest dreams. Recent events show their hypocrisy & self-interest, wielded for partisan purposes.
We get our news from journalists, a vital input to America. A news media tied to one party is a broken institution. James Bowman looks at the consequences.
Journalists shape our view of the world. But the press has become partisan, circulating noble lies. Bowman gives a diagnosis: bad news for journalism & us.
A post about fear is appropriate after Halloween, especially at the climax of an election year. Today the news is all about fear. Each day journalists bombard us with exaggerated stories of imminent doom, making us weak. But we can easily stop them, and be stronger.
Some control of America's information flow - the news, the stories that shape our imagination - is necessary for any political reform to succeed. Today it is owned by liberals, a hindrance for progressives and a foe of populists.