Thursday, November 02, 2006

Anderson Cooper 180

I normally enjoy watching Anderson Cooper on CNN, but this week he, and just about everyone else in the media did something that was typical of a media that doesn't understand the difference between reporting news and reporting non-news. I'm referring the whole non-story with John Kerry.
Don't you hate when the media reports about a non-story, tells you it's a non-story, and then analyzes the impact of their own reporting of this non-story? This is what heppened on AC 360 on Tuesday. John Kerry makes a gaffe about education and the soldiers in Iraq. Cooper reports the story, tells us the President is making hay of it and how this could hurt the Democratic Party. Then he has David Gergen on to tell us how John Kerry just needs to get off TV and let the whole thing pass with the newscycle.

Pass with the newscycle? How about ignoring the story in the first place? This is how the media becomes a massive tool of the political parties, usually favoring the incumbent. If they didn't report the story, the President likely wouldn't make a big deal out of it and we wouldn't be focusing on nonsense instead real political issues.

2 Comments:

At 11:18 PM, Blogger Irina Tsukerman said...

Well, to be fair, the media never misses a chance to make a big deal of Bush's blunders as well.

 
At 5:49 AM, Blogger Roger said...

Hi

Are you by any chance Michael Brenner who wrote for Blue Ea?. I am guessing from your blog & musical & professional interest that you could be.

If yes are, you on facebook? And would you like to join a group of former BE members?

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5440300266

If no, apologies!

Regards
Roger

 

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