Bleeping News Media Bloopers! Can I get an Amen?


With little more than a month to go before Election Day, voters need the news media to cut through the clutter of the candidates’ competing sound bites and spin. They need clear and concise explanations of what, exactly, the candidates would do if elected. And they need the media to provide this every day, not just once in a while. Unfortunately, they aren’t getting it. Instead, they are faced with countless news reports that simply repeat charges and counter-charges or obsess over minor details while failing to provide the big picture.


A sampling:

1) On PBS, Cokie Roberts falsely suggested Biden’s reference to “Bosniaks” was a gaffe.
2),, falsely claim McCain never voted against troop funding bill.
3) Media figures falsely accuse Democrats of attempting to direct millions of dollars to ACORN.

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