journalism, politics

Political journalism – no more than a baseball game

Seems political journalists are now trying to justify the fact they’ve abandoned any talk of issues and made it all about the process of getting elected.

(In other words, journalists care about lying the same way Marcelo Balboa cares about the professional foul in soccer. “It’s just part of the game.”)

Jay Rosen calls them out:

Everything That’s Wrong with Political Journalism in One Washington Post Item » Pressthink

And the Atlantic’s Conor Friedersdorf follows up with a question:

Should the Press Shame Presidential Candidates for Lying?

We’re supposed to be watchdogs, right?

Related: Yeah, the new Romney ad on welfare reform is wrong, but some recent Obama ads are stomach-turners.

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