Posts Tagged ‘Town Hall meetings’

Bill Moyers’ Journal: Towards a Healthier Debate on Health Reform

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

Great August 14 show, very informative and providing great clarity with guests Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, and Drew Altman, president and CEO of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, about the slipshod news media presenting “unhelpful and misleading narratives that have not adequately informed the public about important issues.”

Shows how the news media’s lust for conflict in its images distorts and misleads and can negatively affect good public policy. See more here.

CNN Needs to Do Better Profiling of Blithering Birthers & Their Naysaying Cousins

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

I was watching CNN’s broadcast last night, August 12, of the town hall meetings turned into ranting cages for “those people” barking about topics and subjects that have nothing to do with health care. A smart strategy by organizers, brain trusts – clearly extreme right – who came up with this plan to use the news media for their agenda.

Smart strategy – I have to say that one more time.

CNN, however, needs to do a better job of telling its viewers who these people are, to put things into context.