As The Press Humanizes Elizabeth Holmes, It Shrugs Off the Jordan Neelys of the World
Until every person can get the “Liz Holmes” treatment, no one should. Maybe if unhoused people and people with mental health problems were treated with a bit more humanity, we’d all be better off.
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The other day, on Bluesky,’s Jack Mirkinson posted something I’ve been thinking about for a couple of days now:
The Jordan Neely coverage and that Elizabeth Holmes profile happening so close to each other is about the most perfect example of which people are allowed humanity in this country that you are ever going to get.
Over the weekend, the New York Times published a puff piece about fraudster and white-collar criminal Elizabeth Holmes, titled, “Liz Holmes Wants You to Forget About Elizabeth”. It was, to say the absolute least, an embarrassing piece of journalism (though par for the course for the Times, unfortunately).
Amy Chozick, a Times reporter best known for her coverage of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, wrote the profile. Chozick, like many mainstream journalists in 2016, treated each and every Wikileaks drop of Clinton/DNC/Podesta emails as a huge revelation and scandal. This coverage dominated the final months of the campaign, crowding out stories about the policy differences between Clinton and Donald Trump.
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