The Corner

White House

The Media’s Disgrace

Members of the media stand on the South Lawn of the White House, February 2017. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)

There will soon enough be an effort to memory-hole it, but the media coverage of the Russia investigation was abysmal and self-discrediting — obsessive and hysterical, often suggesting that the smoking gun was right around the corner, sometimes supporting its hoped-for result with erroneous, too-good-to-check reporting. Never has so little come of so many screaming chyrons. Every mini-scooplet was played up like major news, and if you went on air and said that collusion was unlikely and we should wait for the evidence, you were often treated like you were in the tank for Trump. The last two years have been a disgrace, and no one should forget it.

Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: comments.lowry@nationalreview.com. 

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