The Washington Post’s Megan McArdle can normally be counted on for relatively reasonable takes.

This take on the Mollie Tibbetts murder is not one of them:

And if you honestly believe that, you don’t really understand the current political climate at all.

Moreover, despite what many in the media seem to believe, a lot of Americans are perfectly capable of paying attention to and caring about more than one issue simultaneously.

If the media want to maintain any semblance of credibility, they’re gonna need to cut out the condescension and make an effort to understand what regular Americans care about. Otherwise, they might as well pull the plug on themselves right now.