Wednesday, January 9, 2008

The Media and Hillary

I am waiting for someone from the media to ask a substantive question of a candidate of either party. I am holding my breath.....turning red.... turning blue....white....... I died waiting.

Here is Media Matters analysis of Chris Mattews' comments on Hillary vs. his comments on Rudy. I have confidence that Mr. Mathews actuyally believes he treats each of these candidates fairly and reasonably. I am willing to bet analysis of other news organizations would show the same thing.

I actually don't want to bog down in the "liberal media's" unfair treatment of some of the candidates. What I really want to point out is the media's lack of real reporting. The spend all thier time handycapping the race, rather than asking substantive questions like this: Hillary, John Edwards has a health care plan that proposes to do this, that, and the other thing. How does yours differ?
or...
Rudy, you want to cut taxes on this, that, and the other thing. What programs do you plan to cut to balance a budget already in the red?

Glenn Greenwald has been following this issue for a while and everyone should occasionally log onto his site to get the scoop.

2 comments:

Unforced Rhythms of Grace said...

I have to agree that the media does not ask good and challenging questions. I made a comment to someone that all candidates express a lot of passion but ultimately don't say anything. What is dissapointing, there does nto seem to be anything that truly distinguishes any of the candidates.

Andrew said...

I finally heard a reporter from NPR ask Barak Obama some good questions, on my way home tonight. It was a refreshing change.