Margaret Sullivan

Margaret Sullivan

Washington Post media columnist. Once upon a time: NYT public editor; Buffalo News editor; Nardin Kaleidoscope EIC. Cinderella sweeping up on Desolation Row

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From @AnnHornaday , an exploration ⁩of Anthony Bourdain’s deepfaked voice and what the audience should expect from documentaries

Is this a good name for a bar or band? If so, based where? ‘Alleged Plot’

Right-wing media could end the coronavirus crisis. Here’s how. … my column

The answer may be something like *nothing* matters more than owning the libs — what do you think, Jay?

What a life. Fascinating obituary of a journalist and writer who inadvertently changed the craft

To be clear, there’s a lot that’s purposely false in her piece (lies, we call that) and that is not acceptable

Our democracy is under attack. Washington journalists must stop treating it like politics as usual. …I offer a prescription for how news-organization leadership can radically reframe its coverage. … My column:


Rupert Murdoch could save lives by forcing Fox News to tell the truth about coronavirus — right now.

Trump wants America to ‘normalize’ coronavirus deaths. It’s the media’s job not to play along. ... New from me, about the dangerous rhetoric of ‘reopening’ and citizen ‘warriors’

The media must stop live-broadcasting Trump’s dangerous, destructive coronavirus briefings. My column

If journalists don’t keep the volume cranked up high on threats to the Postal Service, they will be abdicating their duty. My column

We must stop calling Trump’s enablers ‘conservative.’ They are the radical right. ... My new column

It’s becoming clear that journalists never fully reckoned with the mistakes of 2016 campaign coverage. We know this because they seem poised to repeat them. My column

So you’re being held accountable? That’s not ‘cancel culture’ ... My column