Journalism and Opinion

Andew Sullivan agrees with Jon Chait that neither of them are reporters.

Chait wrote:

Writing opinion about politics and public policy is a very different skill than reporting. The almost-uniform rule of political reporters-turned-columnists is that they’re awful at it. They have no idea how to construct a persuasive argument or marshal the kinds of evidence they need to make their case. Usually, their argument relies on authority — I am asserting opinion X and you should believe me because I am a prestigious veteran reporter.

This explains Fox News.


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