Wednesday, September 20, 2023

GET ME REWRITE: NBC's Meet the Press miserably fails the Jennifer Rubin test

Top headline:  Jennifer Rubin (subscriber-only edition)
Bottom headline:  Robert Reich daily newsletter (Substack subscription)

From Rubin's 9/1/2023 edition:
What would responsible media look like? The media could educate the public and defend democracy. Serious news outlets could examine Trump’s sickening similarity to strongmen such as Silvio Berlusconi, Viktor Orban and Benito Mussolini. (And yet, rarely, do we get discussions about how Trump’s abusive treatment of women, toxic masculinity and misogyny perfectly fit within the tradition of fascist leaders from Mussolini to Berlusconi to Moammar Gaddafi.) Reports could discuss how the MAGA movement tracks previous fascist movements that invariably deify a leader and revel in a cult of personality. The media could explain how the GOP has morphed into an anti-democratic party that deploys violence and appeals to white nationalism and nostalgia. [emphasis added]
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CNN Business, 12/19/2016

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