The fact that this isn't just the standard position in media, generally, is very telling.

No, legitimate media organizations should not go and cover a convention which has seven different panels about how they think the election was rigged (it was not).
And not just for opinion stuff. Seriously, how many news organizations send people out to cover CPAC every year but don't devote even 10% as much energy covering progressive conferences?
And just... I swear...

Journalists, I am begging you: if you are covering that, do not just live tweet nonsense being spouted from the stage. If someone says something false, YOU NEED TO NOTE THAT IT'S FALSE IN YOUR TWEET.
Every year this happens. Someone on stage will be like, "Democrats eat babies" and there will be reporters who just go, "CONGRESSMAN: Democrats eat babies" without saying how absolutely absurd such a claim is.

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I mean, it was just a few years ago that the school made a big show of how it was anti-trigger warnings or whatever…
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See how ridiculous and unfair that is? So close to getting it.
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How unbelievably stupid is Greenwald? This proves the opposite of his point. Unbelievable moron. Image
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I'm over here like, "I may be stupid, but at least I'm not confident."
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I really don't know why @PolitiFact is so reluctant to give these sorts of completely baseless claims the "Pants on Fire" rating, instead opting for just "False." They've done this multiple times now.
The difference between "False" and "Pants on Fire" is "The statement is not accurate" vs. "The statement is not accurate and makes a ridiculous claim."…
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It's boring. It's lazy writing. It's pathetic, really. It's not new. It's just a rehash of things that have been written about for more than a century.

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I responded to that tweet by noting that opinion pieces and reported pieces have different tones and suddenly I have a bunch of people in my mentions being like "lol, lib! cope! lollll!" like, wtf is wrong with people on here?
If you want to make a media criticism, you have to compare apples to apples, especially when the argument is "wow, tone sure changed." I'm pretty sure WaPo never used the term "kids in cages" in headlines of reported pieces.
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