I really, really hate this type of reductive framing where the media (& the 'left') just boil down someone with an impressive record to one single descriptor, which is of course the most negative possible framing.

Basically invalidated all the good accomplishments they've had.
Like, say describing Barney Frank as a former board member of a bank instead of architect of Dodd-Frank.

Could do it for plenty of Lefty favs too...

-Founder of podcast sponsored by Goldman Sachs (Nina Turner)
-Multi-millionaire & top recipient of finance industry $ (Ro Khanna)

-Journalist who played an integral part in laundering the Russian govt's disinfo operation on our election
-Journalist who ambushed an elderly, immigrant mother to write a hit piece on the president of a progressive think tank, who he has a vendetta against

What a fucking baby this guy is. All of the NYT Politics people are like this.

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17 Nov
It's really something to compare journalism during the Trump era b/w someone like Ben vs Glenn, the latter whose output has consisted solely of whining about things on his twitter feed, claiming the media has been HUMILIATED over Russia/Trump & defending sex pests.
Notably, when it comes to the most corrupt, authoritarian admin in recent history, Glenn has done absolutely zero original reporting. Everything is whiny media criticism (or defending sex pests). Meanwhile, the actual journalists he criticizes have broken a whole host of stories
This thread really is so great because Glenn has no response because he's just been absolutely bodied, but you know he's going to hold this grudge for years & years, taking many childish, passive-aggressive swipes at Ben & others. Glenn never forgets.
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16 Nov
Can't get over how audacious it is that all these lefty groups/pols who (in the most generous interpretation) refused to endorse & did nothing to help elect Biden (& some who actively sought to kneecap him), are pretending like *they* were responsible for his election now.
They gave his plan an F- & called him a climate denier. And now, "we elected you."
Of course there's never any real pressure from them on the GOP. This is going on right now, while Joe Biden is not even in power (& the GOP, led by the current president in power, refuses to even acknowledge that he won). But they're not about that.
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16 Nov
This is so true. Leftists always used to say that Trump was a historically awful president & an authoritarian, while the Libs mocked them w/ 2-screenshot owns & just said, 'what about George W Bush? Hysterical much?" Sad, but this is a totally real retelling of the past 4 years.
We're like a month out from the Left pretending that they were the adopters of the hashtag resistance, while the dumb dumb libs mocked them for being too cringey in opposing Trump's authoritarian impulses.
"We warned you Libs, but you just wouldn't listen to us."
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8 Nov
And he did it without running a single facebook ad. Amazing.
(This is not a thing that happened)
Really glad that Lamb won. We need people like him in our coalition.
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8 Nov
You're claiming to represent 'the people' while much of the country (aka 'the base') is in the streets partying/celebrating, including many of your constituents & instead you not only do not join them, but spend the day(s) ranting against your perceived ideological enemies.
It's all pretty wild to me. You couldn't even feign some happiness for a day while everyone was jubilant for perhaps the 1st time in years. Sure there's room for post mortems & 'where do we go from here', but it just seems incredibly tone deaf.
Tone deaf... and a further example of how all of them who believe they are the natural representation of what The People want are actually just extremely online, in a Twitter bubble of like-minded folks that are not at all representative of the world outside of this hellsite.
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5 Nov
She underperformed Biden by 16 points in her district. In what conceivable way would that prove the need to emulate Ilhan Omar instead of say, Joe Biden? Just delusional (and dishonest).
Also got a lower percentage than she previously did. It's hard not to get the feeling that they are being willfully disingenuous.
It's the same thing here. You're in congress bc you won a low turnout primary. Claire McCaskill got elected in a bright red state as a Democrat. In what conceivable way does that make you more of an expert on winning (difficult) elections than her?

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