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July 22, 2009

WHO has To Wait?

-- by Dave Johnson

Here is an example of the basic problem of today's insular, childish, gossip-focused news media.

AP story: Obama may have to wait for health care passage.

WHO has to wait? Obama HAS health insurance. HE doesn't have to wait. THE REST OF US CITIZENS HAVE TO WAIT.

The needs of the citizenry and informing the citizens isn't the concern. It isn't even on the radar. The reaction to a post like this is "what is he even talking about?" The gossip, the process, the confrontation is the concern. Finding an "angle" to drive the corporate concerns of the media owners and the career of the report is the concern.

Posted by Dave Johnson at July 22, 2009 12:04 PM


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