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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. nytimes.com/2019/06/28/us/…
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: expo.oregonlive.com/news/g66l-2019…
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