...However, the real warping of the news is not just a matter of slanting coverage, but deliberately not covering the news at all. In the last two weeks, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has achieved the most stunning breakthroughs in Middle Eastern diplomacy in over half a century. Countries once hostile to Israel, such as the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, now formally recognize it. Other Arab nations may follow. Ancient existential enemies Kosovo and Serbia also agreed to normalize their relationship with Israel by signing economic agreements. Yet none of these historic events have drawn much media attention. All of them would have been canonized were they achievements of the Obama administration.Read the whole thing here.
Friday, September 18, 2020
"The news as we once understood it is dead. It has been replaced by the un-news: a political narrative created by partisans who believe the noble ends of destroying Trump justify any biased means necessary — including destroying their own reputation and craft."
In the Daily Caller, Victor Davis Hanson writes in part,