Tuesday, August 5, 2008

How the Media is (not) Handling Suskind's Allegations

I like Marty Kaplan. Read his take on the MSM coverage of Ron Suskind's new book:

When this came up on MSNBC, moderator Chuck Todd asked Politico's Mike Allen whether this would lead "the anti-war crowd" in Congress to call for impeachment. Allen replied that it would "give the lefty blogosphere something to grab onto."

And so, in less time than it takes to say "Dick Cheney," the subject is changed from what would be one of the most outrageous violations of the Constitution in the history of the Republic to a left/right issue.

Since I like Chuck Todd, I won't blame this on him though...his thoughts are all political, not investigative. It'll be interesting to see how other journalists handle it though.

1 comment:

madelyn said...

I think the fact that the Post put it on A2 says it all. My feeling is that it is not being taken seriously enough. Shocker.