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This media failure really could help Trump politically

Jan 15, 2020 - Washington Post Blogs

We constantly talk about the news media's failure to aggressively call out President Trump's serial lies. We talk somewhat less often about the media's failure to adequately convey just how deeply corrupt and absurd Trump's explicitly stated positions really are (a somewhat lonely obsession of this blog).

But there's a third way in which Trump challenges the media that generates far less attention than either of those: the ways in which the conventions of political reporting often constrai...