Though I could not be more certain that Hollywood would screw it up terribly, in part because they couldn’t help but turn it into an anti-Fox screed and in part because Network worked thanks to the real-world gravitas of the news industry. Some folks in the press are still that self-important, but very few viewers see anyone in the news business as voice-of-God types anymore. Walter Cronkite — overrated as he was — is never coming back.
Attention, journalists of America: Time is running out! You have under three weeks left to publish your last batch of over-the-top pre-election puff pieces on Texas Democrat/cross-country liberal sensation/wing-and-a-prayer Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke! It is here that we must face the difficult truth: ... Read More
Way back in January, I went through the then-34 seats where a Republican incumbent was retiring and concluded that most were in deeply red districts and not likely to flip to Democrats. Pollsters and media organizations are less inclined to conduct surveys of House races, both because there’s less public ... Read More
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has been telling a story for years. It’s a deeply romantic story about her parents and their young love, fraught with the familial bigotry of an earlier time. Here’s how she told it this week in a video she released in preparation for her 2020 run: My daddy always said he ... Read More