Kamala Harris, the Great Unifier
She’s fostering bipartisan consensus, but not for the reason she hoped.
If you want a good example of how identity politics and media bias are ruining America, look elsewhere. Instead, let us celebrate the triumph of Kamala Harris.
First, let me explain why I say, “look elsewhere.” I think the problem with a lot of right-wing table-thumping about media bias isn’t that it’s wrong, but that it’s credited with way too much of an impact.
I used to write a lot about media bias for a whole bunch of reasons. For starters, back when a tiny number of outlets—90 percent of them concentrated in roughly a square mile of Midtown Manhattan—overwhelmingly dominated what constituted legitimate news and opinion, media bias was more important.
But there were less high-minded reasons. For starters, there was a market for it. A young conservative writer could get an audience by taking a ball-peen hammer to Dan Rather or 60 Minutes because conservatives ate that stuff up.