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  • How the media bungled the John Kelly story

    FiveThirtyEight - 02/20/2018

    “Journalistic norms among the political press favor treating politics as a game,” said Carole Bell, a communications studies professor at Boston’s Northeastern University, “Research shows that far more coverage is devoted to the horserace and the process of politics than to public policy. So it was easy to focus on Kelly’s appealing appearance rather than the potential pitfalls of his lack of political experience and the problematic substance of some of his policies.”

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