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Friday, July 30, 2004

The triumph of personality over policy

This Paul Krugman column from the New York Times is important for several reasons (make sure to read the two shocker facts at the very end), but mostly because it asks this question: Why does everyone in America know that Theresa Heinz Kerry told a journalist to "shove it," but almost no one knows that John Kerry, if elected president, plans to repeal tax cuts for the rich in order to fund health coverage for the middle and lower classes? Krugman places the blame squarely at the feet of the news media, particularly television networks, for failing to report on policy in favor of obsessing over personality.

Source: The New York Times

Posted by Dana Goldstein on July 30, 2004 at 04:15 PM in i. Future of print, m. Improving editorial quality, o. Ethics and Press Freedom | Permalink

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Very interesting read. If only the other articles i read could be as insightful.

Posted by: Jennifer at Jan 13, 2005 3:38:30 AM