on smugness and condescension

It doesn’t seem to me that there has been a lot of progress among the established news outlet since the 2016 Presidential campaign ended. The basic tenor still seems to be that if they continue to preach their point of view that everyone will rally around.

Will Rahn of CBS addressed this in a commentary right after the election, “The unbearable smugness of the press.” It reads like an honest assessment and plea for a change. I don’t see many signs of it happening yet.

I don’t see any sense of a change among ordinary progressives, either. Empathy and communication don’t seem to be on the rise yet. I wonder if it will make a difference in the next few years.

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