All the Projection That’s Fit to Print

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In psychology, projection is the attribution of undesirable or unacceptable psychological traits found within yourself to other people as a defence mechanism. Lee Siegel concludes that the New York Times has fallen to this age-old practice. While they call out Republican media for their liberal use of the word “crisis”, they ignore how they themselves harped on unfounded crises ー such as Trump’s “concentration camps at the border” ー to generate outrage and keep people reading their news.
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