Taking “The Federalist” to task for its “trutherism”.

Robert Tracinski, author of “ So Who Is John Galt, Anyway? A Reader’s Guide to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.” and reportedly the 4th writer hired by the Federalist, writes about how badly The Federalist, the conservative version of The Atlantic, is pushing coronavirus trutherism.

Yes, he was fired, but that was because he wasn’t “Trumpy enough”. Sounds to me like The Federalist follows the Trump model for filling his administration.

4 thoughts on “Taking “The Federalist” to task for its “trutherism”.

  1. I try to live by the rule that the value of a story lies in the story itself, and does not depend on who publishes it. Accordingly, I tend to look for internal clues as to whether a story makes sense or doesn’t.

    In this case it is notable that the writer sets out to criticize The Federalist, but never quite gets to it. The criticism begins not with anything actually in the publication, but with the publisher’s Titter feed (and not even a link to that).

    The argument doesn’t improve much thereafter. Instead, it becomes something of a generalized attack on conservatism itself by an apparently disgruntled former employee of the conservative magazine.

    The result is merely an indulgence in the writer’s fantasy that the whole world of media is divided between just two camps: the “good” (meaning outlets the writer approves of) and the “bad” (meaning outlets the writer doesn’t approve of).

    Are we really supposed to form an opinion of The Federalist on such a narrow basis? More to the point, are we now supposed to shun stories because The Federalist publishes them?

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    1. Well the way I see it the guy worked there for 5 years. Has the insight to comment on what it has become, and wanted to share his views with the rest of the conservative world. The Bulwark IS a conservative site as well.

      I didn’t say to shun The Federalist stories. I am suggesting, that based on Tracinski’s writings, it might be better to look a little closer at what they have to say.

      By the way, didn’t you recently tout the book this guy wrote?

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    2. “… that the whole world of media is divided between just two camps: the “good” (meaning outlets the writer approves of) and the “bad” (meaning outlets the writer doesn’t approve of).”

      Sounds mighty familiar to me, particularly coming from a person who refuses to even read MSM.

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