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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Must See TV


Great exchange between Myth Romney and the AP's Glen Johnson today direct from a Staples in South Carolina.

Johnson opts to question Romney about his declaration that he has "no lobbyists tied to his campaign," reminding him about registered lobbyist and Republican National Committee member Ron Kaufman. Romney insists otherwise and the two go toe-to-toe.

Stick around until the end on the CBS site when Eric Ferhnstrom opts to lecture Johnson about his reporting technique.

Then head on over to David Bernstein's Phoenix post that lists the lobbyists in the Romney campaign.

Naturally the media bashers are having a field day on the CBS site, complaining not about a reporter calling Romney on another one of his myths, but, like Fehrnstrom, raising red herrings about bias.

I see -- calling someone for being fast and loose about the facts is biased -- unless the person in question is a liberal.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Rhea said...

Johnson should be an example to all students of journalism. Journalists are MEANT to challenge sources, not kiss up to them and live in fear of alienating them with 'tough' questions.

January 18, 2008 11:23 AM  
Blogger Outraged Liberal said...

Agreed. The problem is reporter haven't been asking the tough questions. If they had, we may not have gone into Iraq.

January 18, 2008 7:17 PM  

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