A reporter complains about 'access' as the world passes him by
- "...most members of the media will be a lot less inclined to do anything that aids his campaign. Some of them may actually respond by leveling direct, aggressive challenges at the McCain-Palin ticket." (from Poynter.org/Romenesko)
- some of you missed the point Posted by Bryan Bridges 9/11/2008 2:42:26 PM
- The facts left out are as damning to a reporter as the facts that are spun.
- The real horror here is that anyone calling themselves a news reporter can condone writing that punishes or rewards the person written about.
- A poll today says that 69% of Americans believe reporters try to help the candidate they want to win (Rasmussen.) That is as shameful as it is true.
The press is stuck on itself Posted by Richard Brownell 9/11/2008 1:15:03 PM Only a reporter could say the McCain will regret picking a fight with the press. It almost seems like a tough-guy line from a bad... Only a reporter could say the McCain will regret picking a fight with the press. It almost seems like a tough-guy line from a bad action movie. Frankly, McCain doesn't have much to lose by picking a fight with the press. The secret is out that the media is pretty much falling all over itself to get Obama elected. Even Democratic voters know this to be true. It is happening as surely as the sun rises in the East. So if thin-skinned reporters decide to black out McCain from their television and newspaper coverage, it won't make much difference.
- The role of getting his message out belongs to McCain's own campaign and the bloggers, whose power over the dissemination of information rightly or wrongly grows by the day.