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@Noahpinion Also, new outlets using certain business models need to undermine the credibility of established outlets. If you're trying to make money creating an explicitly rightwing media ecosystem, you need to convince your potential audience that the MSM is hopelessly biased.
Learned a lot from this conversation with @NateSilver538 . One thing I admire about the way he does data journalism: the model, and the work that goes into the model, really disciplines the rest of his thinking.
Donald Trump does not want to be in charge of any of this. He wants to play president on TV. He doesn't want responsibility for governance in a time of crisis, and in every way he can, he's refusing to do that job, and lashing out at those who ask him to do it.
"I worked very hard for it" is the worst possible justification for being a billionaire. You know who works very hard? Single mothers working two minimum wage jobs with just-in-time scheduling and a bus commute.
That Trump felt emboldened enough to try to personally collude with a foreign government to shape the 2020 election *after* the Russia investigation is pretty good evidence that he believes there are literally no checks on him at all.
One of the weirdest and worst asymmetries in policy right now is that banks and big corporations can get fast, basically unlimited help from the Fed, while small biz and individual help is limited and slowed by congressional process and dysfunction.