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Yes, there are two media narratives. Don't equate them; don't call both 'journalism'

Yes, there are two media narratives. Don't equate them; don't call both 'journalism'

I came to hate the term “false equivalence” back in 2008 when fans of MSNBC would come after me on social media for saying that the channel’s star, Keith Olbermann, was as bad for the country as Fox News host Sean Hannity.

“False equivalence,” they would insist and then lecture me as if I did not know what the term meant.

I believed then and believe now that Olbermann was as reckless and dangerous from the left as Hannity was from the right at that time. But the bombastic Fox host has gone onto new heights of partisan recklessness since Donald J. Trump became president. And he’s now one of the ringleaders of a right-wing messaging loop that has been in overdrive the past three...

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