Dothan, Alabama — The day after Doug Jones won the Democratic nomination for Senate, Dr. Joe Reed sat down to share his thoughts on the race with The Intercept. Reed, head of the Alabama Democratic Conference, is largely seen as the de facto leader of the Alabama Democratic Party, as most of the state executive committee is either an ally or member of the ADC. He is, in many ways, the last true black party boss in the South.
The day after Doug Jones won the Democratic nomination for Senate, Dr. Joe Reed sat down to share his thoughts on the race with The Intercept. Reed, head of the Alabama Democratic Conference, is largely seen as the de facto leader of the Alabama Democratic Party, as most of the state executive committee is either an ally or member of the ADC. He is, in many ways, the last true black party boss in the South.
Alabama have for years heard rumors that Roy Moore had “women issues” — a euphemism for sexual misconduct used in the politics business — according to four sources who ran various campaigns against Moore, but they were never able to get definitive proof.
@dceiver F&F a work of Gossip Journalism: the meat is just Wolff quickly relaying whatever he heard people say (and what others said was said.)
Like any salacious tale, Gossip Journalism tickles peoples fancies with superficial discussions of things that deserve far deeper consideration.
@dceiver But think about what this book means for journalism. There are so many glaring errors, hastily slapped together paragraphs, etc. but many of our colleagues (and educated readers) are hailing it as a triumph.
It's scary to me that we're rewarding bad behavior.
@dceiver Why not all three? This is the case for basically anything that can move books (I mentioned the ISIS conflict in the Middle East as another example.)
I mean, it's a faster return-on-investment than giving an investigative journalist lots of time to sink his teeth into a subject.
@dceiver And Wolff (like Halperin/Heileman) is going to make bank off of his quick-turnaround book, so we're only going to see more of this.
Just look at plethora of horrible books written about ISIS before the conflict even ended to make a quick $$. It's just getting worse.
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