Politicking

Barnum and Bailey and CNN

Summary:

A shameless high-pressure pitch machine has replaced the once-responsible Cable News Network.

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Mexican Congress considers dramatic restrictions on campaign ads

Karl Rove and the religion of the DC press

Summary:

Savviness--that quality of being shrewd, practical, well-informed, perceptive, ironic, 'with it,' and unsentimental in all things political--is, in a sense, their professional religion. They make a cult of it. And it was this cult that Karl Rove understood and exploited for political gain."

Source:

journalism.nyu.edu/pubzone/weblogs/pressthink/2007/08/14/rove_and_press.html

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GOP, media rewrite Iraq War history

Summary:

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman and radio personality Jay Diamond are right to wonder why Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney got away with rewriting a key chapter of the Iraq War history without political reporters raising a peep.

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Gore slams media in Seattle talk

Democratic excess

Summary:

Media find too many candidates—at only one debate

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The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey