Monday, June 13, 2005

David Broder and the Beltway

Today, on Meet the Press, prior to their conversation about Howard Dean's comments, the enlightened panel discussed Hillary Clinton's recent speech, in which she, in Judy Woodruff's words, threw red meat to the base. When asked about Senator Clinton's criticism of the the contemporary press, as lacking the instincts and skills for investigative journalism of the Watergate generation presscore, David Broder, in his wisdom, said, and I paraphrase: Senator Clinton's nearsightedness is evidenced by the fact that there is a front page story on the cover of the Washington Post on a new Downing Street Memo. Isn't that Investigative journalism? Come on, give us a break! Sorry, David. That was basically a London Times story. See here and here for more about this. David, explain to us why there have been no front page stories about the original "Downing Street Memo." If you haven't read it yet or don't even know what it is, then check here.

2 Comments:

Blogger Ambivalent_Maybe said...

There's a nice front page (at least electronic front page) story in the Post this morning about a different Downing Street memo.

Man, I don't know how you can watch those Sunday morning punditry shows. It's too sad, too infuriating for me.

2:14 AM  
Blogger Wulingren said...

I know what you mean. I try not to watch, but I guess it is habitual, kind of like biting my nails. Anyway, liberal oasis (linked on the left) has a standard feature every Monday, where he talks about at least one issue that was discussed on the Sunday shows, usually something the Democrats could have handled better.

2:33 AM  

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