Harry Zahn

Multimedia journalist at the PBS NewsHour with previous experience at MSNBC and C-SPAN. Currently work in broadcast operating under daily deadlines in the NewsHour's segment unit. Wrote articles that were published both online and in print (scroll down). Penchant for politics and boxing.

Why ‘negative partisanship’ is flipping politics on its head

There were the “Lock her up!” chants that rang through Donald Trump’s campaign rallies, encouraged by the President-elect himself. There was Hillary Clinton’s famous “basket of deplorables” comment and her warning to a reporter: “I’m the last thing standing between you and the apocalypse.” The mudslinging from both sides reached new lows in an election pitting the two most unpopular presidential candidates in modern history. But the negativity on display in the 2016 election – from the candidat