The Media And Policy
The talking heads on cable TV panned President Obamaís Wednesday press conference. You see, he didnít offer a lot of folksy anecdotes. Shame on them. The health care system is in crisis. The fate of Americaís middle class hangs in the balance. And there on our TVs was a president with an impressive command of the issues, who truly understands the stakes.
But this is not new. When has the Media ever known anything about any issues? When has there ever been actual substantive discussion of issues in the Media? Never in my adult life. Heck, they do not even know much about politics really.
This is an old theme with me. The problem with the Media is not its bias. We know where they stand - Fox with the GOP. Parts of MSNBC with the Dems. The rest with the Establishment and the status quo. The problem is they have no idea what they are talking about for the most part. In short, the Media is incompetent. At one time, this was a serious, almost insurmountable, problem. But the Media is not very influential anymore. So President Obama should be able to get some things done.
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Related -- The great Charles Pierce schools David Shuster but he did not want to hear it:
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