Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The gotchas and the gliblies

Regardless of your pick of the unprecedented crowd of celebrities now running for president, I suspect you’ll agree with me that the news media have failed most dishonorably to report on the relevant public policy issues in this campaign season.

Instead, the media have almost monolithically homed in on the gotcha moments and stayed focused on the gotcha moments.

The media have glibly reported on the most facile stump speeches and the most offensive ad hominem attacks and the most despicably false statements, without injecting any leavening dose of honesty and rebuke.

I have never believed that the news media actually, effectively perform any of the “public watchdog” functions that are so widely claimed by media moguls and their apologists.

The news media certainly aren’t doing America any favors during this campaign.

Copyright © Richard Carl Subber 2016 All rights reserved.

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