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.)
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