Michael Calderone

Michael Calderone


Politico senior media reporter. Previous reporting at HuffPost; taught at NYU, Princeton. mcalderone@politico.com

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What Ivanka Trump was like before becoming MAGA royalty, by former best friend @LysandraO 

"If we do not have the capacity to distinguish what’s true from what’s false, then by definition the marketplace of ideas doesn’t work," says Obama. "And by definition our democracy doesn’t work. We are entering into an epistemological crisis."

With journalists flocking to Substack, @joepompeo  looks at the newsletter boom:

And while refusing to acknowledge Biden’s clear victory, Republicans accept that all of their party’s recent Senate and House wins were fair.

“How can someone be in the COVID ICU and [deny] the severity of COVID?” a Texas nurse tells @dianafalzone . “We can’t fight the pandemic of misinformation and the pandemic of COVID at the same time. That’s too heavy.”

Facebook has the ability to more prominently feature authoritative news sources and limit the spread of misinformation—if it wants to

“The news feed debate illustrates a central tension that some inside Facebook are feeling acutely these days: that the company’s aspirations of improving the world are often at odds with its desire for dominance.”

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Media need to do better than "Trump says” or “Trump tweets” or “Trump claims” headline if what he’s offering has no connection to reality.

In the past two weeks, reporters have been arrested, pinned against a wall, and now body slammed -- all for trying to ask a question.

NYT found the president "participated in dubious tax schemes," including "outright fraud," in its year-long investigation. Meet the Press, This Week, Face the Nation, and Fox News Sunday ignored it:

Many GOP leaders in Congress and powerful donors “are privately horrified” at the spread of QAnon. But “fearful” of inviting blowback, few “elected Republicans have been willing to speak out publicly.”

Both still attended the NBC/MSNBC after party:

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"Characterizing people as vermin has historically been a precursor to murder and genocide."

North Carolina is “no longer considered to be a fully functioning democracy.”

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USA Today comes out for impeachment, joining editorial boards at the LA Times, WaPo, an Boston Globe

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