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  1. just asking questions
    Marjorie Taylor Greene Is the ‘Worst Enemy’ for Her CausesA long talk with John Cowan, the Republican neurosurgeon who Greene defeated in the 2020 GOP primary for Georgia’s 14th congressional district.
  2. just asking questions
    What to Expect From the Race to Develop Coronavirus VaccinesDr. Peter Hotez explains the potential timeline for a coronavirus vaccine and shares his thoughts on chloroquine, remdesivir, and biotech bluster.
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    VSCO CEO Reacts to Summer’s Biggest Meme, the ‘VSCO Girl’“A VSCO girl doesn’t define everyone on VSCO. Yeah, it defines a group that’s there, for sure, but there’s so many more.”
  4. just asking questions
    Donald Trump Doomed a Football League, But He’d Have Been a Great NFL OwnerAuthor Jeff Pearlman on how Trump’s time as a USFL owner predicted so much of his presidential behavior, including his feud with the NFL.
  5. global tech
    How Technology Is Transforming Rural ChinaA Q&A with scholar and programmer Xiaowei Wang on her upcoming book, Tech Goes Down to the Country.
  6. In Conversation with Advertising Week’s Global Chief ExecutiveThe week-long event’s Global Chief Executive, Matt Scheckner,‏ talks industry changes and future growth.
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    Bob Woodward on the ‘Best Obtainable Version of the Truth’ About TrumpThe legendary journalist explains Trump’s nervous breakdown, when to believe a White House official, and why he isn’t visiting Moscow anytime soon.
  8. The Republican Roots of TrumpismJonathan Chait interviews conservative former talk-radio host Charlie Sykes on the rise of Donald Trump.
  9. Gaming Out the British Election: What Happens If Nobody Wins?A Labour-led coalition government is shockingly possible.
  10. Amy Goodman on Why the North Dakota Pipeline Standoff Is Only Getting WorseThe host of Democracy Now! was recently arrested for covering the protests. Now she’s on her way back to the front lines.
  11. Bernie Sanders on the Failures, and Successes, of Obama’s Wall Street LegacyThe former presidential candidate talks Dodd-Frank and what reform really means.
  12. the obama years
    Biden on Obama: ‘It’s Like Older Brother, Younger Brother.’ The VP Lets Loose.A wide-ranging interview with the vice-president.
  13. the obama years
    Barack Obama on 5 Days That Shaped His PresidencyThe president shares with Jonathan Chait a very early draft of his memoirs.
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    National Report’s Allen Montgomery on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“I think I have a really bad reputation. But I’m a really nice guy! People have bashed me. I’m used to all that.”
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    Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“If you want to please people, you’re in the wrong line of work.”
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    Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“The mainstream media suffers from ADD — they cover a story and then they abandon it.”
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    Fusion’s Alexis Madrigal on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“I think the media has been too afraid to just say, ‘You’re a racist.’”
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    Journalist Ana Marie Cox on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“That’s the way our business works: You have to be entertaining.”
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    Bob Woodward on the Media“If there’s something that one of the candidates did that we learn about in somebody’s memoir in 20 years, that really was essential to understanding who they are — that means we failed, in my view.”
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    Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“We can only make things exciting if they’re, like, happening in front of us with funny hats.”
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    Slate’s David Auerbach on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“The free-content-plus-ads model in general is not working. The rise of clickbait and its ensuing decline is in fact evidence of this.”
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    The Marshall Project’s Bill Keller on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“The most troublesome tension is the one between the need to file immediately, because a thousand other people are filing immediately, and the time it takes to do real reporting.”
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    Jezebel’s Clover Hope on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“There’s this idea that the woman can’t possibly be real, which is a little bit of an issue.” 
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    Dean Baquet on the Media“Print was this beautiful, perfect medium. You had all day to polish it. Speed was not an issue.”
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    Daniel McCarthy on the Media“I do think the right has more grounds to complain than the left does.”
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    Erik Wemple on the Media“More so than the newspapers, more so than radio stations, more so than any other segment of the media, [networks] are tremendously allergic to on-the-record accountability.” 
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    Daniel Okrent on the Media“In the atomization of media, audiences find the one that’s most gratifying to them, the one that tells them what they want to hear rather than what they don’t want to hear.”
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    The Wire’s David Simon on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“The problem for journalism is: Our actual problems are bigger, more complicated, more sprawling and complex than good guys and bad guys.”
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    Glenn Greenwald on the Media“The ethos of a corporation is completely different from what a journalistic ethos is supposed to be.”
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    NYU Professor Jay Rosen on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“The campaign is sort of like Christmas decorations. You bring it out every four years, set it up, and it runs the same as it always has.”
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    Gay Talese on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“Get off your ass. You must show up. You must show up.”
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    MTV News’ Jamil Smith on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“When you talk about the internet being a bad thing, it’s inherently a strike against media diversity.”
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    Recode’s Kara Swisher on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“Journalists are not immune to business concerns, even if they sometimes act like they are.”
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    Kai El’ Zabar on the Media“We were accused of calling the race card, and never even consulted — the police’s word was always taken as fact.”
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    Entertainment Journalist Jeanne Wolf on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“It’s all about the business of selling tickets and making ratings and making clicks.” 
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    Journalist Jeff Sharlet on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“The biggest problem is the overly kind coverage of conservatism.”
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    Journalist Jonah Weiner on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“One of the things that I will feel least good about is the knowledge that some irreducible part of my job is to help rich people, who have partnered with rich companies, sell shit — and feel really good about themselves.” 
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    Kurt Bardella on the Media“It’s no longer viable or plausible to try and say, ‘Oh, we’re just going to be objective.’ How could you not have an opinion at this point, when your reporter is sitting there and Donald Trump is calling him an idiot?” 
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    Margaret Sullivan on the Media“I think there’s a tendency to overcover the horse race and undercover the issues.”
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    Ebony’s Kathy Chaney on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“I’m at the police station every week, doing the blotter, and I see all the violent crime that happens. It never makes the headlines; it’s never in the A or B block on the newscast.” 
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    Author Masha Gessen on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“There are other ways of evaluating whether somebody’s evil or good, other than asking, ‘Isn’t he popular?’”
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    The Week’s Marc Ambinder on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“We like to pretend that every story we write is akin to the movie version of All the President’s Men.”
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    Michael Wertheim on the Media“I think every media company is trying to figure out ways to defend against the algorithms and also play along with the algorithms at the same time.”
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    Gawker’s Nick Denton on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“Defiant journalism has never had that great a business model.”
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    MSNBC’s Matt Bradley on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“One of the things that’s always struck me is that when people talk about the media, they almost always mean television.”
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    Sabrina Siddiqui on the Media“The danger of being so fixated on one candidate is also that you’re not informing the public, which is what your job is.”
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    Michael Hirsh on the Media“If Donald Trump is elected, it will cast a very harsh light on, not the basic functioning of the mainstream media but whether it’s relevant at all anymore.”
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    Journalist Ross Barkan on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“It wasn’t something I expected at all, and it was that moment when I’d had enough.”
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    The Daily Caller’s Tucker Carlson on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“The real problem with journalism is, it’s groupthink. The problem is, the people who practice it are not impressive — especially now.”
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    PBS’s Tavis Smiley on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“In many ways, I think corporate media is obsolete.”
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