Monday, September 22, 2008

Kevin thinks the media started to make McCain's unworthiness a story. ABC anyone?

Joe and KC looked at media attacking media and politicians attacking media.

A couple of you thought there might be a where's Biden? meme.

We're still discussing the use of the who-owns-change? meme. Courtney really uses links well to support her arguments.

Caroline wonders when a gaffe really start to matter. Disasters, she implies, push the candidates off script.

Let's remember Brent's question during Wolfberg Week. What's the relationship between an ad and its context --specifically the response to that ad?

Harry caught Rachel M. editing selectively.

We have to talk about the hacking story, right Sarai?

I'm also interested in the concept of media exhaustion.

Race plus age = rage. Let's keep an eye on the age meme.

And the health meme.

What's the media? A personal question, to Chysey.

Can we talk about the 60 minutes interview?
I'm going to raise a false equivalency question.

Chysey about The View.
Here's : Frank Rich
You know the press is impotent at unmasking this truthiness when the
hardest-hitting interrogation McCain has yet faced on television came on "The
View." Barbara Walters and Joy Behar called him on
several falsehoods
, including his endlessly repeated fantasy that Palin
opposed earmarks for Alaska. Behar used the word "lies" to his face. The McCains
are so used to deference from "the filter" that Cindy McCain later complained
that "The View" picked "our bones clean." In our news culture, Behar, a stand-up
comic by profession, looms as the new Edward R. Murrow.
Network news, with
its dwindling handful of investigative reporters, has barely mentioned, let
alone advanced, major new print revelations about Cindy McCain’s drug-addiction
history (in
The Washington Post
) and the rampant cronyism and secrecy in Palin’s
governance of Alaska (in last
Sunday’s New York Times
). At least the networks repeatedly fact-check the
low-hanging fruit among the countless Palin lies, but John McCain’s past usually
remains off limits.

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