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Pundits are treating Trump like theater. They should learn from the real critics.
Mar 1, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs

On Wednesday, as a wave of positive headlines describing President Trump's first address to Congress rolled in, Slate chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie tweeted in disgust, "This morning is a good reminder that so much of what passes for political analysis is just theater criticism." On behalf of critics everywhere, I take a minor amount of umbrage: After all, we generally set higher standards for performances than "basic competence," and we tend to address style as well as substance

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