Lunchtime Must-Read: Paul Krugman: Triumph of the Chart

Paul Krugman: Triumph of the Chart: “The Vox interview with President Obama…

…reactions… not just from the right, but from centrists are remarkable. Jack Shafer compares it to a Scientology recruitment film; Rich Lowry compares it to Leni Riefenstahl…. What seems to offend the critics is the very idea of covering a politician’s policies…. Back in 2004… you could watch all the network and major cable coverage for two months, and learn literally nothing about, say, the candidates’ health care plans…. That’s the kind of thing the people at Vox are trying to fix–and the response is to accuse them of acting like cultists if not Nazis.

February 16, 2015

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