Saturday, May 3, 2008

Reverend Wright Media Obsession

I really wanted to make a post lampooning the media coverage of Reverend Wright. Sadly (or thankfully, depending on your point of view), crooks and liars beat me to it. Go check out their wonderful post here.

I'll just say one thing: while this is surely symptomatic of the deplorable state of news media in the United States today, it is, incredibly, not the worst example. If you want to retain what little respect you have for the media, tread no further...

 

The Los Angeles Times ran a blog entry entirely concerning what finger Barack Obama used to scratch his face while talking about Hillary. Fox news, predictably, picked up the story.

Honestly, this isn't news. This isn't even theatre. This is gossip mongering - a "journalistic practice" that should never be practiced at all. Failing that, it should be restrained to the interest areas to which it is most suited - celebrity-worship/stalking news.

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