Jay Rosen’s Every Four Years Journalism
We should be seeing top ten lists from major news organizations identifying the most dubious claims currently being made by or about the candidates. If one side in the struggle owns nine out of ten spots on the dirty list for the week– so be it. A lot of journalism would go into making such a list, and properly maintaining it. On the other hand, it’s a natural for promotion and a possible audience builder.
Sidenote: I just realized a few days ago that mp3’s to the great media watchdog show Counterspin are downloadable. This week’s show covered Bill Moyers and the scaling back of the one hour show NOW.