The best political news team on TV…
I’m not sure – but CNN does like to say that phrase, or something similar, quite a lot. But does this stand up?
I watch CNN – I know many disagree and say I shouldn’t – but there are shows on there that are great – Jack Cafferty for one. But as I watch I see only Jack coming out with real news – the rest – well…it’s just a matter of “showing both sides” of a story. This is fine – if you want to be completely bland, which CNN is at the moment. It certainly didn’t used to be.
There are so many stories out there that can be used – and CNN used to really investigate stories, so much so that other news outlets quoted them as source. This just isn’t the case any more.
But what I have seen is as soon as the Republicans shout media bias – CNN leans right, why?
They repeatedly show Palin/McCain ticket in a positive light – are those who work for CNN not Americans? I know that the BBC would be all over Palin and the GOP for keeping her away from the reporters, so much so they would have her on Sky (Murdock) just to prove that she is capable of a little questioning. She hasn’t been on Fox – Obama has!
McCain keeps on about his POW thing, I know that ITV would be asking: “OK – so what’s the policies, John?”
Is it that John McCain’s – or anyone who think this, sensibilities are more important than asking what he will do for the American economy?
OK – you can look at him as an American war hero if you want, that’s fine – but he is in an election race for the most powerful job on the planet, which is more important? That is what I feel CNN and others should be concentrating on. Many, many web sites and blogs are asking the same thing. I point toward CNN because of their claim – and if you can’t back up that claim then stop using it or do something to prove it.
Campbell Brown did just that the other night – and McCain, in a petulant response terminated an interview with Larry King.
I know that in the UK and Europe that the politician wouldn’t have dared to do that. He/she would have been lambasted by both written and TV media so much they would crawl into a corner and cry.
Why are the Republicans getting away with trying to control the media and succeeding? What happened to the free press? Is it only bloggers and their ilk who are willing to tell the truth? If that is the case then it does go to prove that advertising revenue is more important than the real news, especially in this election. An historic election if ever there was one in the US.
Ratings seem to be the be-all and end-all. But if you want your ratings to go through the roof do exactly as Campbell Brown did, and ask the questions politicians don’t want to answer – and if they don’t answer, ask them again!