I’m feeling bad today for Andrea Seabrook, who quit NPR to start a new project, DecodeDC (via):
And I feel like the real story of Congress right now is very much removed from any of that, from the sort of theater of the policy debate in Congress, and it has become such a complete theater that none of it is real. … I feel like I am, as a reporter in the Capitol, lied to every day, all day. There is so little genuine discussion going on with the reporters. … To me, as a reporter, everything is spin.
If only she had some form of platform during her 14 years on Capitol Hill, perhaps one that broadcast nationally, which allowed her to report that this kind of lying was going on. Unfortunately she was stifled, just as the rest of the media is about some other lies, those made by the Romney campaign. This is in the context of a bigger point by Ed Kilgore, but it jumped out at me:
[…] the welfare attacks are “new information” because they are just made up, and they are not getting “sustained media attention” because the MSM knows they are based on lies, even if many of them won’t come right out and say so.
I’m sure there are tears on the media pillows over this, but if you take a good look at their faces, you can’t see the tracks of those tears, and you sure as hell can’t tell that they’re upset about those lies, because apparently the best they can do is suffer in silence and pretend that they’re not happening.
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