The New York Times Was Determined to Put 'Bernie Sanders' and 'Soviet Union' in the Same Story

The New York Times Was Determined to Put 'Bernie Sanders' and 'Soviet Union' in the Same Story

Esquire-Politics·2020-03-06 23:05

Now that the Democratic primary race is down to two people, I guess it’s time for the silly season to blossom fully in our elite political press. One of the fundamental dynamics in this business holds that, if you work really hard to pry documents loose from the government, what you pry loose must have an inherent newsworthiness, and must be presented in the most dramatic fashion possible, even if what you’ve pried loose is something as innocuous as the menu for a state dinner honoring the Moldovan prime minister.

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