One of the links in a recent post examines US liberal’s attitude to Trump (“Liberals look at Trump and populism, but see only their prejudices“) . The author identifies a wonderful bit of journalistic leakage from John Cassidy writing in the New Yorker:
The rest of his essay is the usual horse-race malarkey that fascinates journalists and hides the important issues that he opens with — such as this astonishing statement…
“skeptical of … free trade, and military interventionism. … ending free trade, protecting Social Security, and providing basic health care.”
Is Cassidy describing Trump or Sanders?
“Often, as with politician, journalists speak the truth in a fit of absent-mindedness, when their real concern is something else.“
So true. I make it a sport now to pick up the accidental metadata of truth leakage from journalists. Another fun game is one suggested by Edward Snowdon…
The most interesting part of political Twitter is discovering what journalists secretly agree with, but consider too dangerous to RT.
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) March 5, 2016