自由党WaPo专栏作家说,拜登电视台的报道令人尴尬地免费’ 有时

Liberal WaPo columnist says Biden TV coverage 'embarrassingly complimentary' at times

媒体 columnist for The Washington Post Margaret Sullivan in a Thursday article reflected on the press during the Trump administration and offered advice for how journalists should cover Joe Biden in the coming years.

主流媒体 coverage of the Biden inauguration was very admiring, often including jabs at the outgoing president. Sullivan acknowledged commentary from TV broadcasterswas at times embarrassingly complimentary.

她写了, “Maybe that’s fine for a day or twoand then encouraged the media toshow toughnessbut also avoidthe desire to appear combative and to blow things out of proportion to demonstrate toughness.

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她说, 在过去, 那 “grandstandingfrom the press includedthe vast and shameful overplaying of the Hillary Clinton email scandal during the 2016 campaign.

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Sullivan also argued the national press becamebetter” 在此期间 特朗普政府 and shouldn’t change now that Joe Biden is in office.

By the end of the Trump administration, the national press was doing things differently, and better,” Sullivan wrote. “More than in the past, some journalists (certainly not all) were standing up for 民主 without embarrassment, without fearing they’d be called partisan.

She went on to urge the media toresist false equivalency.” 她说 “reality-denyingsenators like Ted Cruz, 德州, and Josh Hawley, R-Mo。, should not be put on air in an effort to’balance’ all the (truthful) Democratic voices.

Sullivan also called for the national media toclearly call out liesand to identify racism or white supremacy with plain language, not euphemisms.

Sullivan wrote the 拜登政府closely reflects our values,” referring to the national media. Sullivan praised 白色的房子 press secretary Jen Psaki’s session with reporters Wednesday night, 称呼它 “weirdly normal.

她写了, “This return to norms is wonderfully welcome after the horrors of the past four years.

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