Health reform is a complicated 2500 page bill. I wish Americans understood it better. They understand more than they used to, because hundreds of people in the media did their jobs well. Attention should be paid.
Obama came straight out of the blue this week with a decision to start up some crazy new offshore drilling campaign. It's an opportunity to ask some pretty substantive questions. Unfortunately, the media all had much better things to talk about.
Cokie Roberts took to the airwaves today, joining in a terrific segment about the way female politicians seem to be able to exert some degree of self-control and do their jobs without getting enmeshed in crazy, news-making sex scandals.
The federal government bailed out Citigroup with taxpayer money. In return, they got common stock. The value of that stock went up. And so: profit! This isn't some net negative for Citigroup -- this is how these transactions work!
The Washington Post editors have a well-meaning editorial up today, condemning the recent acts of vandalism and violence, but their striving for "on-the-one-hand/on-the-other-hand" balance gets a little strained.
The White House press corps is upset that Obama kept reporters from covering his signing of the Bart Stupak Mollification Executive Order Of 2010, instead opting to unceremoniously sign the order behind closed doors.
I've read a number of accounts, touting this video as something that really stuck it to Rand Paul. Hey, guys, let's get a grip, okay? Meet The Press ran a perfectly anodyne video compilation of a series of already well-traveled news stories.
When it comes to shoddy political journalism, nothing beats those frozen moments when the media strives to half-bake their limp narratives ahead of an election result and end up revealing their biases.