FAST FIVE: "The Enemies Of The State": The New York Times And The Fluidity Of Advocacy Journalism
Justice Department reporter and MSNBC contributor Katie Benner went on a rave about Republicans and called Trump supporters “enemies of the state.” She also made a not-so-veiled call for readers to vote against them.
We have have been discussing how writers, editors, commentators, and academics have embraced rising calls for censorship and speech controls, including President-elect Joe Biden and his key advisers.
The problem is that she said it a bit too openly.
There remain slight sensibilities to be observed even the age of advocacy journalism.
In the end, it does not matter what happens to Benner.