"My advice to reporters would be to not allow themselves to be manipulated: to study the history of how right-wing politicians have weaponized the anxieties of culturally-elite journalists in order to deliver more power to themselves."
NEW: For , I spoke to one of my favorite writers, , about his new book, the big media themes lurking beneath the surface of his work, why 2020 is really *not* 1968, and his advice for reporters covering this election. Some smart quotes
"What would happen if we talked frankly in our journalism about who benefits when Republicans win compared to who benefits when Democrats win?" This interview with is recommended.
"My advice to reporters would be to not allow themselves to be manipulated: to study the history of how right-wing politicians have weaponized the anxieties of culturally-elite journalists in order to deliver more power to themselves."
Q&A: Historian Rick Perlstein on media ‘bothsidesism,’ and why 2020 definitely isn’t 1968 - Columbia Journalism Review