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Thursday, October 30, 2008


Some Writers Still Impress
Current mood: argumentative
Category: News and Politics

This is not a piece about politics. It's about news reporting.  I pretty much gave up on it years ago.  I don't bother much with any mainstream news media.  For one thing, I have never heard Sarah Palin's voice, live or recorded (to be fair, I've not heard from Joe "We Ran Out of Kennedys" Biden since quadruple-perjury-gate*).  There's nothing worth the time to read or hear when the most substantial coverage the networks can manage is to cover the election as a horse race.

There's not analysis of viewpoints, or issues (beyond how they plan in the latest poll), and certainly nothing so dull as actual principles.  For one thing this excludes the 'minor' parties, removing the last hope of keeping the 'major' parties remotely differentiable and principled [however contradictory those rarely stated principles might be**].

Surprise - here's a piece of actual analysis, carried up front with the mainstream news.  It's a short piece, about all this Age of Distraction will allow, but it's a big step up from pieces like 'how many Hispanic female butchers did Obama alienate yesterday?'

"Obama's prime-time ad skips over budget realities
By CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press Writer"

* - ok, I snuck a little politics in
** - http://www.politicalcompass.org/

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12:53 AM - 1 Comments - 0 Kudos - Add Comment -

through being cool.

there is one awesome video clip of an interview with Palin on Mr Crunchy. I had no desire to hear her voice but after I watched that clip I was glad I did (for the mixture of comic value + sheer terror that she may be the country's VP). let me know if you want the linky-link!

Posted by through being cool. on Oct 30, 2008 5:39 PM
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