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Articles by A.J. Bauer

A.J. Bauer is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at NYU.
“Covering CPAC has always been ethically dubious; covering it now is journalistic malpractice.”
“A narrative wedge is forming between reality-based conservative news outlets and the borderline fan fiction that passes for news on the Trumpist sites.”
“While conservative media often seem to control of the national narrative, the Trump era has reiterated they are, in fact, limited by the perceived boundaries of acceptable public discourse.”
“Without Trump as its lodestar, the conservative mediasphere is likely to experience a period of fragmentation as well — competition for right-wing audiences and clicks will foster ideological sorting as different sites will seek to establish their niches and advance these competing conservatisms.”