May 4, 2017

Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith: Journalists Who Choose Profession Aren’t ‘Political Activists’

In a segment on media bias on his Wednesday evening Fox News show, there was an interesting juxtaposition between host Tucker Carlson’s short opening flashback to a conversation with Reuters reporter and White House Correspondents Association President Jeff Mason at Reuters and the live conversation he had with Buzzfeed Editor Ben Smith. Smith incredibly insisted that “people don’t get into the business of reporting … because we are political activists.”


AP’s Gordon Tries to Cast Trump As Indecisive Hypocrite Over Two Separate Regulatory Issues

The Associated Press’s descent into an ever more reflexively anti-Donald Trump, anti-conservative outlet which disguises itself as a wire service continues. On Tuesday (apparently updated sometime on Wednesday, based on its current “Yesterday” label), the AP’s Marcy Gordon used a shopworn argument that a Republican or conservative who generally supports reducing government regulations and red tape is a hypocrite if he or she ever supports, even tentatively, any form of stronger regulation.


Thursday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (050417)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 4:00 pm

Apologies for how late this thread went up today.

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.