Media Malpractice

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Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel is no fan of Donald Trump, to say the least, which makes her recent critique of U.S. "media malpractice" all the more salient. Our fixation on "palace intrigue and White House scandals has come at the expense of substantive policy coverage," she writes, citing press (and even Congressional) indifference to Trump's climate and health-care policies.  Vanden Heuvel has a dog in this fight, of course. The Democrats need to get on with building a "bold, inclusive, populist agenda," says she. But her broader point stands. We can't spend four-to-eight years with anti-Trump delirium cranked to 11.