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Media Misses: The Washington Post's Guessing Game on Voter Suppression

What do voting-unfriendly states have in common? They’re run by Republicans. Say so clearly.

Today’s installment of our 5-minute video series “Media Misses” looks at a Washington Post story that says some states have made voting harder while others made it easier. The headline fails to note that it’s Republicans who made it harder. And the story—largely a roundup of state changes—fails to clearly address the central issue of voter suppression in the upcoming elections.

Watch our conversation here:

“Media Misses” pairs me with Mark Jacob, a former editor at The Chicago Tribune and author of the excellent Stop the Presses newsletter. Check it out if you haven’t already.

Coming tomorrow: A look at Arizona’s draconian abortion ban and its likely impact on the fall election.


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Audio recordings of regular posts, narrated by author and journalist Steven Beschloss, focused on democracy, justice, politics and society.