David Zurawik

Sinclair 2018: Even having a friend in the Oval Office couldn't save this troubled year

In december 2017, the Sinclair Broadcast Group was riding about as high as a media company can ride these days.

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

[Commentary] There are different ways — as different as black and white — in seeing the world depending on whether you get your political news and analysis from Fox News and Breitbart News or CNN and The New York Times. One narrative today is crafted by platforms that have become political weapons for the Trump administration, while the other is largely the function of news organizations operating under traditional journalistic standards, like The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, The New York Times or CNN. One is propaganda, the other journalism.