Originally posted by buddhasystem
Originally posted by burdman30ott6
The media has the right to report stories... they do not, however, have the right to speak with anyone who doesn't wish to speak to them.
Wait a second, they weren't even given a chance to ascertain whether a particular person wanted to speak to them!
True face of McCain -- fascist attitude towards press.
I am not favorable of either campaign...yet. I dislike both, but will obviously need to make a choice from the two crappy choices i am given ("You want liver and onions, or onions and liver?")
Having said that...i don't blame him for his attitude toward the press. If i was running a campaign, and opened a paper or read a review on a debate, and the topic of the debate was the fashion choices of the debaters, I would be negative as well.
The press does a pathetic job. Bottom line. The only honest reporting i see is in instances like this, where it is sour grapes. The rest of the time we get whatever spin the inteviewee wants us to see (to protect the future access to that interviewee).
One rare exception is the Couric/Palin interview. That was some good stuff. Maybe that is what they want to avoid?