The Corner

JournoList For Me, But Not For Thee…

Here’s The American Prospect’s Adam Serwer whining that ABC’s Jake Tapper has blocked him from viewing his Twitter feed as if that’s a violation of “blogger ethics.” Yeah, how dare Tapper control who has access to what he writes on the internet!

What do you want to bet that Serwer is on his TAP colleague Ezra Klein’s invite-only super secret squirrel JournoList?

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Jussie Smollett’s story has always sounded a little . . . extraordinary. Smollett, who appears on the television series Empire, says he was attacked on the streets of Chicago at 2 a.m. by two men who shouted racial and homophobic abuses at him, beat him, doused him with bleach, and fastened a noose around ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Let’s Chill about Hate Crimes

‘Jussie Smollett, one of the stars of the television show ‘Empire,’ was attacked in Chicago by 2 assailants who yelled racial and homophobic slurs,” tweeted the New York Times on January 29. Mark the tone of absolute certainty about an unconfirmed claim. Many other news outlets took the same tack. ... Read More