First, Donald Trump destroyed the Republican Party while landing several body blows to the mainstream legacy media. Next up, Bernie Sanders is on his way to destroying the Democratic Party, but in the interim, “Are we seeing the final death throes of the mainstream media?”
There’s one bright spot in the bleak media landscape. The Hill has a video web series—Rising with Krystal & Saagar—and while it leans heavily leftist, they’ve been fair-minded and on top of the ridiculous Russia narrative. It’s a real joy to watch them laugh along with Glenn Greenwald as he points out that MSNBC now views Vladimir Putin “as if he’s a Russian Nate Silver!” Enjoy the full clip.
Glenn Greenwald is a hero in the vapid field of journalism. He has earned this victory lap.
You might think that Putin - as the President of a large & complicated country with highly complex domestic & geo-strategic challenges - has a lot to do, but he actually spends hours on 538 studying US swing-state data at the county level to determine who is strongest & weakest.