Atlantic Magazine: Stop Trump Because He Causes Trump Derangement

February 22nd, 2024 10:27 PM

In a recent Atlantic magazine article, Conor Friedersdorf laid out an unconventional argument against Donald Trump's potential 2024 presidential run: Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS). Friedersdorf claims Trump's mere presence induces a degree of hysteria in his opponents, damaging the nation's unity. His argument asserts it's not about Trump's policies, character, or legal troubles, but…

Atlantic Magazine: 'Gavin Newsom Is Not Governing'

April 23rd, 2023 1:54 PM

Even liberal Atlantic magazine is publishing some disgust with Gavin Newsom's lack of governing in California.

Atlantic: 'Democratic Base Has Been Crying Wolf' on Racism and Sexism

February 22nd, 2020 2:00 PM
Perhaps in normal times Michael Bloomberg's presidential candidacy would have been destroyed by the charges of racism and sexism hurled at him by the other candidates at the Democrat debate on Wednesday in Las Vegas. However, as Conor Friedersdorf of the Atlantic magazine pointed out, in this era of the callout culture, most people will probably overlook those charges because they are so used to…

Atlantic Writer Wants 'The Apprentice' to Release Raw Footage

September 19th, 2016 7:23 PM
Conor Friedersdorf of The Atlantic magazine can hardly contain his excitement. He believes he has found the key, THE KEY, to finally bringing down the candidacy of Donald Trump. According to Friedersdorf, if voters spend the time to watch thousands of hours of raw unedited footage of The Apprentice, it will make them realize that (GASP!) reality TV not quite real and that much of it has been left…

Salon Writer: Paris Terror Should End 'Right's Violent Language'

November 14th, 2015 12:34 AM
As of 11 p.m. ET on Friday, according to CNN, the death toll was "at least 153" (since updated to "at least 128") who have been "killed in gunfire and blasts" in Paris in "coordinated attacks." CNN claims that "It is still not clear who is responsible." (Update: Early Saturday morning Eastern Time, ISIS claimed responsibility.) Two days ago, leftist Democrat Hillary Clinton laughed at the idea…

Atlantic Writer: Ignoring Truth ‘Helps the GOP to Fire Up the Base'

July 22nd, 2015 11:12 AM
NewsBusters readers likely are familiar with the saying “It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.” Conor Friedersdorf thinks Republicans have a propensity for certitude about false beliefs, and that as a result they’re susceptible to “demagogues” such as Donald Trump. As for why GOPers are frequently mistaken in the first place,…

LOL: Claim That Media Downplayed Benghazi Denounced as ‘Whopper of

August 6th, 2013 11:59 PM
In shining examples of the phrase “better late than never,” Conor Friedersdorf -- a staff writer on politics and national affairs at The Atlantic -- and Dylan Byers -- a media critic for the Politico website -- hammered conservatives on Monday for charging that the mainstream media had mostly ignored or minimized the attack on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11,…

WaPo's Sarah Kliff Defends Gosnell Blackout: 'I Cover Policy for the

April 12th, 2013 12:44 PM
The media's censoring of the Kermit Gosnell murder trial is appalling.  But why, exactly, are reporters failing to cover the Philadelphia abortionist's trial? Mollie Hemingway of the Patheos blog Get Religion thought she'd ask Washington Post staff writer Sarah Kliff, who responded via Twitter that she isn’t writing about it because she “cover[s] policy for the Washington Post, not local crime…

Another Public Radio Employee Canned for 'Occupy' Activism

October 28th, 2011 11:43 PM
Another NPR freelancer has been fired for activism at an Occupy rally. On Gawker, Caitlin Curran laments she was canned from 20 hours a week producing for the public radio talk show The Takeway (co-produced by Public Radio International and WNYC Radio in New York, and supported in part by the taxpayers through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.) Unlike Lisa Simeone, who served in a…