I teach journalism and direct the Studio 20 program at NYU, critique the press, try to grasp digital logic. I advise media companies too. Yours, perhaps?
...politicizing her role as Task Force Coordinator— that wouldn't work either. There's no good answer, and here I admire her for taking on an impossible job. Still, she needed to realize she had *some* power. It originated in the cost of firing her and her freedom to speak after.
If you have never seen it, here's the clip of Dr. Deborah Birx trying to persuade us that Trump is an attentive student of the scientific literature on COVID-19 with a deep grasp of the data.
@ConnieRR4 @NormOrnsteinOne thing (of many) that makes the episode absurd is that even Trump's friends and defenders would not try to persuade you that he pays close attention and masters the details. "He's a big picture guy, " they would say. And they would lionize him for NOT getting lost in the data.
A "decentralized, multi-platform network of high-performing Black and Brown media organizations" has launched: URL Media. Part of their logic: it's taking too long to diversify media companies. We can't wait around for them to change.
Man. When CNN's fact checker @ddale8 gets into his rhythm, he IS the firehose of falsehood. Watch:
Read this headline: A Kenosha Militia Facebook Event Asking Attendees To Bring Weapons Was Reported 455 Times. Moderators Said It Didn’t Violate Any Rules. It remained up. Two people were shot dead. Then it came down. Now for the story:
Jake Tapper does a great job here. It's the right mix of news reporting, astonishment and outrage. And it begins with Biden as the man of the hour, not the deposed would-be autocrat, or any of his dead enders. Watch it.