Posts Tagged journalism
For ten years, Brian Williams, the face of NBC News, has been telling a harrowing story about being in a blackhawk helicopter as it was shot down in Iraq. It turns out he only interviewed the people who were shot down. In his apology, he claimed the “fog of memory,” coupled with watching the footage so many times, somehow made him “misremember” it.
This is troubling for many reasons. For one thing, if it’s true that watching footage over and over can make someone think he was actually attacked during a war when he was really just a spectator, it’s entirely possible that I never actually got knocked off my hoverbike by an Ewok at the Battle of Endor.
I’d like to take this opportunity to apologize to all the Stormtroopers who served when I did not.
“Gotcha question” is Republican-speak for “questions we’d rather not answer.”
Last week’s CNBC debate included plenty of those. The RNC’s response has essentially been to echo the indignation Donald Trump displayed during the debate when he said “It’s not a very nicely asked question the way you say that.”
The moderators’ tones were at times confrontational. But that’s what journalists are supposed to be. One of the questions was contemptuous and belittling, but anyone running for President should be able to handle that.
Today’s editorial cartoon: The President used the entirety of last week’s press conference to complain about the Media being unfair to him. And for the last few days, President Trump’s surrogates have appeared all over the news media to repeat his contention that the media has been unfair and vicious toward Donald Trump.