Need A Good Laugh?

Posted in Election 2008 at 4:50 pm by wcnews

Matt Taibbi is one of the best political columnists going these days, an he’s damn funny too. If you can handle a few cuss words every now and then you’ll enjoy reading him. Here’s his latest from Alternet, Campaign Journalism Is Back, More Evil Than ‘04. It’s just a shredding of the process the American public will go through in the next 20 months. And a commentary of the media’s focus on style over substance in political campaigns. Not saying style shouldn’t be part of it but it shouldn’t be the whole thing.

But this is the way campaign journalism goes. You’ll hear quite a lot in the next 20 months about who has bony hands, who has lines on his or her face, who looks good in a parka, who can play the saxophone underwater, who is “measured” and who is “fiery” — but you won’t hear anything about who voted for the bankruptcy bill and who didn’t (Obama was a nay, incidentally; Hillary abstained).

Do yourself a favor and read it.

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