I’m so happy someone finally ignored the advice of the generals and ended the Forever War
and so are 70% of Americans
Beltway press, not so much
easiest thing Biden ever could have done was leave troops in Afghanistan where they might've stayed for 20 more yrs.

the DC press say it wants bold action from presidents...until it doesn't

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30 Sep
the @AP is broken

Americans favor mandate by **nearly 20 pts** so AP spins it as “deep divide”; apnews.com/article/corona…
first person quoted in story is Republican voter who opposes mandates even tho, according to poll, they represent just 34% of country
why the “divide”? bc GOP’s don’t like the mandate. (Dems and independents do)

so in eyes of AP, the radical minority (34%} is just as important as the overwhelming majority
Read 4 tweets
29 Sep
book confirms Trump marriage is complete joke.

why hasn’t that been a 5-yr story?

Trump’s going to run in 2024, his wife hates his guts and only shows up for $$$ and **this isn’t huge political story**? nytimes.com/2021/09/28/us/…
NYT once interviewed 50 (!!) people for a news story abt state of Clinton marriage, after they left the WH
different media rules for Dems
Read 4 tweets
28 Sep
the press plays nice w/ radical obstructionists; pressrun.media/p/headlines-yo…
“Starting from the assumption that of course the party out of power is in favor of creating a financial collapse, the press continues to normalize radical, internal attacks on U.S. security.”
“News outlets prefer to dance around the disturbing truth by spreading the blame around and claiming the looming debt crisis is simply “legislative gamesmanship,” as the New York Times recently stressed.”
Read 4 tweets
22 Sep
my latest—this ain’t “vaccine hesitancy”; pressrun.media/p/media-ignore…
“Millions of conservative Americans are being brainwashed about the pandemic, and thousands are killing themselves in the process. Yet the media downplay the huge story, framing it simply as “vaccine hesitancy.””
“the press shies away, nervous about offending conservatives by portraying them as mindless zombies being easily duped about a miraculously safe and effective vaccine

Instead of calling them out, the press coddles them depicting them as “vaccine hesitant” and “vaccine skeptics”
Read 4 tweets
14 Sep
continues a very odd trend of only shining spotlight on Dem women as “bad bosses” in DC
I wrote abt it recently; pressrun.media/p/are-democrat…
“The press loves to feature women when compiling lists of Beltway Bad Bosses. Yet hard-charging men in politics earn points for behaving exactly how the women do when they get singled out for running “dysfunctional” operations.”
Read 4 tweets
12 Sep
nobody eagerly marketed Bush’s war like NYT
Dowd hits her “male colleagues” for falling for Bush war

that’s fine, but @maureendowd knows Judith Miller worked at NYT, right?
it was an institutional failure at NYT—men and women lost their minds during war run-up
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