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February 27, 2008

How Embarrassing Media  Politics

Until last night, I hadn't watched any of the presidential candidates' "debates." Partly because I don't watch tv, but mostly because I just don't have the stomach for it: politics as an episode of "American Idol" (not that I've ever watched "American Idol," either.) But last night I did watch online, and I have to say: what's the deal with Tim Russert and his gotcha questions? That's the state of American journalism and politics? (Rhetorical question.)

Gawd, it's embarrassing. (Digby agrees.)

Posted by Jonathan at February 27, 2008 03:51 PM  del.icio.us digg NewsVine Reddit YahooMyWeb


This is (part of) the answer:


Posted by: Oroboros at February 28, 2008 10:06 AM

You should try and dig up (or perhaps a reader will do it for us) A CNN 'special' as told to myself over dinner.

CNN promos some kind of comparison of the policies of the candidates. Spent most of the time with a picture of Hillary and a bullet point of 'health care - mandate'. A blurb for the other people would pop up, then back to 'mandate'.

Sounds like you'd be sickened.

Posted by: eric blair at March 2, 2008 12:56 PM