Idiot Journalism

It will take you one minute to read this, I promise. I hope it takes much less time for you to determine that reporter behind the article that doesn't take their job seriously.

I know, I know, it seems like a stupid premise for an aspect of a political campaign, but politics in Massachusetts is an animal like none other. One quotation from a gubenatorial candidate, follow by what looks like 10 minutes of online research should not qualify as the basis of an article.

A few more quotations, especially from voters/supports who are taking part in this activity, would have gone a long way in making this throwaway article into a substantive human-interest article that could add some new dimension to an otherwise boring race in which the media is focusing mostly on each candidates' inexperience and poor choices. How's that for a non-run-on sentence?


Blogger jesse complained...

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4/04/2006 10:55 AM
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