For all the extraordinary change we’ve seen in the politico-media culture in the last generation, two things remain effectively the same:
- The closer to New York City and Washington, DC something occurs, the more news coverage it will get.
- The governments and citizens of those two cities handle snow as well as a man in handcuffs can juggle four tennis balls.
I’m not saying it’s a snow day at Wide World of News.
But at a time of a pandemic, vaccine distribution challenges, new virus strains, economic hardship, (already) closed schools, political tensions, international hotspots, paradoxical Beltway gridlock, a looming impeachment trial, and so much more, the news flow seems mostly blocked out by a foot+ of the fluffy white stuff in Certain Cities.
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