Who's telling the truth? Who has their facts straight? How are they trying to persuade? How are their claims related to what they've accomplished in office?
Journalists have all kinds of excuses for why they won't or can't do this important work. Each one of them adds up to failing the American public.
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Cline offers cogent comments on political reporting
Andrew Cline of the always thought-provoking Rhetorica blog, chimes in on the type of political coverage we need and the Missouri State University professor, as he so often does, makes an excellent point. If political reporters are going to write about campaign advertising, they need to go a bit more depth and provide readers with the information they really need: