According to 33-year-old Tara McGowan, Democrats have a big problem: The political media landscape isn’t liberal enough.
The mainstream press just cannot get the job done for Democrats anymore. They focus on “a relatively homogenous segment of white educated people in urban areas,” McGowan notes. Local news is dead or dying and cannot fill the void. “Misinformation,” she claims, “runs rampant” and is “condoned” by social media platforms. The antidote—one for which she’s raised tens of millions of dollars—is to fight fire with fire. If Republicans are going to benefit from a media environment characterized by propagandistic disinformation, Democrats must adopt those same tactics.