Media Matters

* “I will be exclusively providing one-on-one interviews with journalists of color.”–That was Chicago’s African-American Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s response to “the overwhelming whiteness and maleness of Chicago media outlets, editorial boards, the political press corps, and yes, the City Hall press corps specifically.” The frustration is understandable, but a public official choosing who she wants covering her is hardly helpful and legally problematic.

* “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic.” That’s the title of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s book that was released in October. He was paid $5 million and faces a probe into his use of advisers, who were well complimented in the book, to write it.

* The Economist: A recent cover labeled Taiwan “the most dangerous place on earth.”

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