Those prophecies won’t fulfill themselvesComments
An equal number of Americans — 67% — say they are as concerned about classified documents found at President Joe Biden’s residence and former office as they are about those found at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, despite clear differences in how the two men responded to these discoveries.
One could almost argue that the job of reporters is to explain the differences to them public rather than doing Savvy meta-analysis about how the public will through some mysterious, unknowable process reach the conclusion that these very different things are actually the same. But that kind of attitude won’t get you very far in this business.
A classic in the genre I have called the savvy style. The truth is “the two cases are markedly different.” But truth is not what matters, Baker tells us. Perception matters. And its manipulation by bad actors like Trump. The savvy know of this. The clingers to truth are hapless. https://t.co/vztkOGbukG— Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu) January 25, 2023