after 100 days, the media are still embarrassing themselves covering trump. just not as much.

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eons ago — yes, way back before jan. 20 — i urged the american press to “scrutinize, not normalize” the actions of the new administration. given the unusual background of president trump, and his campaign pledges to tear down government as we know it, that seemed a necessity.now, as the president’s first 100 days are being evaluated, it’s fair to ask: what about the news media’s first 100 days?granted, it’s a ridiculous question in some ways, because “the media” is hard to define or generalize about. (are we talking about buzzfeed or breitbart news? the new york times or fox news or the arizona republic?)but because the answer matters, i’ll take a shot at it here, with the help of some expert media observers. we considered the mainstream media: the cable and broadcast tv networks, national newspapers, and some significant digital outlets, and to a smaller extent, local news organizations. (erin patrick o'connor/the washington post)overall, the coverage since jan. 20 has been better than what we saw before nov. 8. (while lifted by some excellent work, that pre-election coverage was indelibly marred by acela corridor insularity, hideous gobs of false equivalenc......

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