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Monday, June 16, 2008

A More Aggressive Press Corps?

We've discovered over the last couple of weeks that requests for discussion get little or no response, so here's a question to think about silently to yourselves for a few moments. This sort of builds on what I was thinking about last night. Is it overreaching for us to expect the press to be inquisitive, to look into things, or should they be supportive of the people they scrutinize (if, indeed, they scrutinize anyone)? Should a forum like, oh, let's say Meet the Press, for want of a better example, be a place where politicians should be pressed for answers and clarifications, or should it be a place where they can be loved?


At 9:09 AM, June 16, 2008, Blogger Stevie T said...

There's no one else to be inquisitive but the press. I'm usually all about love, but someone has to be hardnosed.

And although this is a time to love Tim Russert, many times he did not press for clarifications like he should have. Just like many others do on political talk shows, he too often let politicians answer their own question instead of the ones he asked.


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