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Good god, this is just a case study in how the bland, "neutral" tone of mainstream journalism fails to communicate the significance of events to readers.…
At no point in that story are readers told the extremely simple fact that *Democrats organized & elected more representatives & have a goddamn supermajority*. They got more votes. LOTS more votes. In a democracy, that's supposed to mean victory!
Instead, just a bunch of talk about whether it's politically savvy, with plenty of chances for the Republicans *who are shitting on democracy* to frame their move in the best possible light, while lefties wring their hands & lament abstract "divisiveness." Feh. Feh to all of it.
Also, the NYT story makes absolutely no mention of this rathe significant dynamic:…
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