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  • Why the press embraces false equivalence — and why it needs to stop

    WGBH - 10/11/2017

    The Democrats are moving left. This is objectively true, but it also represents a challenge for those mainstream journalists whose equilibrium has been disrupted by the Republican lurch to the extreme right over the past several decades and, more recently, by the rise of Donald Trump.

    The challenge can be described this way: Can the media report plainly on what the Democrats are up to without falling back onto false notions of balance?

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