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Massachusetts Liberal

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

Saturday, October 16, 2010

We report AND decide

Very convenient of the Herald to sponsor a debate and interpret the results. No need to waste my time reading.

But silly me did just that. And learned that reporter Hillary Chabot thought Deval Patrick mishandled a question from a student about insurance, offering to personally help her through a confusing system rather than turn into computer geek and fix it single-handedly.

Chabot then noted Charlie Baker, super hero, jumped to the rescue, before the story turned back to Patrick and the online and Twitterverse criticisms of his responses.

Not that the story was any more elucidating over at the Globe, where we learned who the candidates political heroes are.

The concept of a debate carried online instead of the stodgy confines of television studios is a good one. But it is marred when one of the sponsoring organizations adopts the dodgy standards of online political commentary and uses its print and online space to promote a favored candidate.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't the Herald FoxPrintNews?

October 17, 2010 9:12 AM  

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