Horserace political journalism needs to die

Turning political journalism into sports reporting was the industry’s gravest mistake and we will all pay for it in the end

Press Gaggle on End of Session. by Jay Baker at Annapolis,MD. Maryland GovPics. License.

Modern Beltway reporters often see themselves as non-partisan observers of the political process. In a recent Washington Post profile, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman stressed this point, going to great lengths to say that it’s not her job to stand up in a…