The Elephant in the Room

How the media shape our views about Covid (and everything else)

“The Morning” from the NY Times shows up in my inbox. It’s called “Covid’s partisan errors.” Writer David Leonhardt then goes on to describe how Republicans “tend to underestimate” and Democrats “tend to exaggerate” Covid risks.

Okay, I’m thinking. Maybe we’ve got something here.

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T. J. Brearton

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Father, husband, gardener, novelist

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