Press Bad

“Why don’t American news organizations take more painstaking notice of the obvious affinities between how Mossack Fonseca shuffles cash around and the way it’s done on Wall Street? Well, largely because they, too, are leveraged up to their eyeballs in the same system…. Every time a global economic scandal explodes, a plutocratic press will recur, reliably, to the same empty Punch and Judy spectacle, in which all the most outlandish trespasses are the handiwork of light-fingered foreign autocrats.”
— This also includes the phrase “redoubtable hot-take maestros,” which is great but should also be the occasion by which we retire “hot take.” At this point it’s all just lowercase-i Internet writing, really.