Monday, September 28, 2015


Why is the focus on some imaginary Obama-Putin pissing contest rather than whether this will change the situation for actual people in Syria and Iraq?

Ever since Putin took back the Presidency of Russia, all coverage of anything that Russia does is framed as an idiotic horse race, like how they cover elections in the U.S. It used to be that international stories were the place where policy-based coverage was more prominent. But Vladimir Putin seems to make every American reporters want to treat him like he's stumping in Iowa.