August 18, 2017

STEPHEN L. CARTER: Things would be better if the press focused on Trump’s policies instead of his tweets. “Journalists should by all means cover what the president and his appointees actually do, particularly at the level of regulation. But the nonstop coverage of his every silly or venal remark leaves little room for conversation about what his administration is doing — and yet it is those acts, not his words, that will have a lasting effect on the nation. So let’s stop wasting energy deconstructing his tweets and start the important democratic work of debating his policies.”

Well, I tried to tell them this back in January, but they don’t have sufficient self-control.

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