It’s refreshing, and I’d even say reassuring, to read political reportage not pushing any particular Left/Right agenda (at least not as far as I can tell).
Fair and balanced in this day and age is no small thing.
I particularly appreciate the references to Bernays. I’ve read “Crystallizing Public Opinion,” and the history of PR manipulation (The “Science of Coercion” also is a terrific book on the subject), and the people right now acting as though biased “journalism” is some phantom that just appeared in the Trump era are just plain ignorant. This stuff is old as day.
Anyway, I ramble…good article.