Game Over

“A Brazilian editor once told me that you could tell his country was in political crisis because everyone was talking about politics all the time. In a normal country, nobody cares about politics. And I think that most of all, the political journalism of that crisis is no longer a special genre of journalism, but instead the core of the profession: getting to the truth, explaining the world, and often telling stories with a clear right and wrong.” Ben Smith on the ways we cover politics like sports, and why that has to end. I Helped Create Insider Political Journalism. Now It’s Time For It To Go Away.

+ I touched on this issue in: Genitals, Sports, and Politics. An Explainer.

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