How Media Outlets Sometimes Agree To Agree

When former South African President Nelson Mandela died last month, he was celebrated around the world, lauded in this country by politicians who range as far apart on the ideological spectrum as President Obama and Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz.

It was easy to forget how controversial a figure Mandela once had been. …

As topics move from being controversial to receiving consensus approval, that raises a question about the nature of those judgments: do media outlets drive that shift, or merely reflect it? CONT.

Alan Greenblatt, NPR