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  •  classic DKos. Where Objective Journalism (1+ / 0-)
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    Livvy5

    involves putting your opponent on mute--because allowing him/her to speak makes you a 'right wing shill'.

    What a farce.  

    Good journalism allows the interviewee to speak--whether in talking points or not--and asking pointed questions in response.

    ALSO--good journalism also knows when to let go when an answer is not forthcoming.  You have a limited time to cover several subjects--best you can often do is let the interviewee babble and make it plainly obvious he's babbling.

    That was a quality, cutting interview--the kind you would see on BBC.

    •  I think I'm just so (1+ / 0-)
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      bevenro

      irritated to death by the way the repugs act - and we "nice" liberals let them - that anything less than a total shaming shutdown of the lying sob seems insufficient.

      You'll see some repugnican shill on Maher, and no one gets a word in edgewise because he keeps interrupting and then holds the floor, and none of the left/lib/dems on the panel want to interrupt.

      ARgh!!!!

      At least lately he just tells them to STFU because they aren't entitled to their own facts.

      I didn't say she was a right wing shill because she let him speak.  All I'm saying is (a) this is the least we should expect from journalists, and (b) see above.

      Why is it that a 3% tax increase for the wealthy is considered "socialism" and an 8% wage cut for the middle class is "doing your part"? MartyM

      by delphine on Sun Sep 09, 2012 at 02:09:56 PM PDT

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