Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Bad Journalism

The reason I stopped (or should I say ONE of the reasons I stopped) watching Oprah was because whenever she had a notable guest, there were major questions that remained unanswered when the interview was done.

I thought about that annoying phenomenon in journalism as I read one of many articles this morning about the protests in Madison. Helen Thomas might be a hard-to-look-at totally biased lefty reporter...but she never leaves questions unasked. Regardless of how uncomfortable or unpopular they are to ask.

I don't know how many of you are familiar with Tom Morello, guitarist of Rage Against the Machine? Well, he had this to say about the WI protests against Governor Scott Walker:

"Morello told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that he is a firm believer in grassroots political activism. "I think that any real, progressive, substantive, radical or revolutionary change for the better that's ever happened in our country has happened because people whose names are not on the ballot, whose names you do not read about in history books, gather together, organize and struggle to make their lives, their community and their country better," he said. (source

What is the first thing that comes to your mind? The first thing that should have come to this interviewer's mind? THE TEA PARTY.

The Tea Party fits his description of grassroots, political activism and what would have actually made this an interesting piece would be to get his take on the Tea parties given this previous statement and seeing how he could talk away around this statement should he have negative things to say about the Tea Party...

I know making comparisons gets tiresome, but I really am fed up with Conservatives defending our beliefs and past quotes ad nauseum while the Left can say anything they want (including Bush is for rape -Cameron Diaz on Oprah) and never being taken to task for any of it...

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