Morning Jolt: American Media Turn Away from Afghanistan

On the menu today: Mark Thursday, September 2, down as the day that vast swaths of the U.S. national media turned their attention away from the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan, and the Americans stranded there, and returned to familiar and safe news stories. The international news organizations still covering the country paint a picture that gets uglier and uglier. Meanwhile, Vermont offers a good example of why a rise in COVID-19 cases is not necessarily a public-health crisis.

America's Biggest Media Institutions Turn Away from Afghanistan

Today is the day that the U.S. media begins its pivot away from Afghanistan. The front page of the New York Times features Hurricane Ida's rains hitting New York City, and the Supreme Court’s declining to block Texas's new abortion law. Those are the same two top stories at the Washington Post, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

The lead story at MSNBC is, "What Jim Jordan’s phone call to Trump on Jan. 6 reveals about the GOP ...

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WITH JIM GERAGHTY September 02 2021
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WITH JIM GERAGHTY September 02 2021
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American Media Turn Away from Afghanistan

On the menu today: Mark Thursday, September 2, down as the day that vast swaths of the U.S. national media turned their attention away from the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan, and the Americans stranded there, and returned to familiar and safe news stories. The international news organizations still covering the country paint a picture that gets uglier and uglier. Meanwhile, Vermont offers a good example of why a rise in COVID-19 cases is not necessarily a public-health crisis.

America's Biggest Media Institutions Turn Away from Afghanistan

Today is the day that the U.S. media begins its pivot away from Afghanistan. The front page of the New York Times features Hurricane Ida's rains hitting New York City, and the Supreme Court’s declining to block Texas's new abortion law. Those are the same two top stories at the Washington Post, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

The lead story at MSNBC is, "What Jim Jordan’s phone call to Trump on Jan. 6 reveals about the GOP ...   READ MORE

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