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Wednesday, November 09, 2005
The stupid media
EJ Dionne puts into words something I've been really annoyed at the last few years:

Journalists, of course, are the last people who have any right to poke fun at this Democratic endeavor. Indulging the desire to appear nonpartisan, most news stories regularly balance reports about actual Republican disasters and cratering poll numbers with assertions that voters have no idea what Democrats stand for.

The media is so scared of calling someone on it when they do something stupid or unethical. It's time to drop the commitment to neutrality. Where are the hard hitting journalists who we can trust? 20 years ago someone like Russert would have been engaging in real debate with his guests, not just throwing their opponents' quotes at them and asking them to respond.
posted by CB @ 10:20 AM  
  • At 10:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Where are the hard hitting journalists who we can trust?

    For better of for worse, he's on Comedy Central.

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