FAST FIVE: "The Enemies Of The State": The New York Times And The Fluidity Of Advocacy Journalism

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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.

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