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Using recent news stories about Elizabeth Warren as a springboard, Tony Norman accuses the press of malpractice for using “likeability,” rather than competence, knowledge, and ability (just to pick a few) to judge candidates for political office. Here’s an excerpt:

Weighing in on Ms. Warren’s so-called “likability” was the same kind of media malpractice that helped saddle us with the Trump presidency. Despite knowing little-to-nothing about government, Mr. Trump was routinely considered “likable” and Mrs. Clinton “unlikable” in 2016, which in itself should be grounds to retire the question forever.


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