In the age of Twitter, fake news and intensely polarized politics, candidates are putting more effort than ever into public relations. A few ill-spoken words can trend within the hour and approval ratings fluctuate rapidly in anticipation of the high-stakes 2020 presidential race. Criticism is
The white, male privilege of Beto O’Rourke’s campaign offers him a frequency and tone of media coverage unavailable to most candidates of color and women candidates.
Media coverage of House Resolution 109 wrongly focuses on mocking its ideas and proponents rather than fostering a balanced policy debate. Criticism centers on the vague yet ambitious policy aims. Many observers question the budget impact of the resolution, though such concerns often ring hollow.
Media have long struggled with reporting on female candidates fairly and accurately, but that’s beginning to change.
Democratic candidate for NY-14 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been using mass media and social media alike to spread the message of her campaign far and wide.