Washington press corps

The press corps’ teleological storytelling is a problem

By John Stoehr / July 12, 2022 /

It’s a kind of lying.

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Lies are bad. A press corps enabling liars is worse

By John Stoehr / January 4, 2022 /

Propaganda works when reporters fear telling the truth.

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In politics, a lie is true if no one opposes it. That’s why Democrats struggle. They must create ‘an infrastructure of democracy’ 

By John Stoehr / December 22, 2021 /

There’s no alternative for people vulnerable to propaganda.

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Why do the storytellers whitewash Fox even when Fox becomes the story?

By John Stoehr / December 15, 2021 /

Three Fox hosts contacted Mark Meadows during the 1/6 insurrection. Jeremy Littau thinks that should change how the press does news.

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Biden’s policies are more popular than he is. For the first time in the modern era, the link between president and agenda is broken 

By Magdi Semrau / November 22, 2021 /

How the press distorts political reality.

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Has the press corps learned nothing?

By John Stoehr / November 8, 2021 /

Journalism, when done right, should change a person.

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The biggest media bias that no one is talking about is obscuring a violent Republican crime wave that no one is talking about

By John Stoehr / September 20, 2021 /

A bias toward freedom of choice, instead of responsibility.

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Dear congressional Democrats, please stop conceding to the press corps’ bullshit. Thanks

By John Stoehr / August 24, 2021 /

The facts are on the president’s side. Act like it.

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Biden’s ‘mistake’ wasn’t about Afghans. It was about ‘allowing’ Americans to see the profound failure of America’s elites

By John Stoehr / August 19, 2021 /

They think he should have kept things quiet.

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Afghan democracy was a ‘grand illusion.’ So is the Republicans’ concern about terrorism

By John Stoehr / August 18, 2021 /

The president should lean into bringing Afghans to America.

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