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  •  A few minutes? (3+ / 0-)
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    gkn, Mad Kossack, Unique Material

    Sure. Actually, I'd like to see us talk MORE about race relations. But the Imus story  is not really about "race relations." It's about the media's involvement in the talk about race relations. Every news show on every channel every day has made Imus the central stroy of the last week. The fact that Meet the Press couldn't find a single minute to talk about anything else is only a sign that the media is obsessed with the media.

    It is (or should be) possible to talk about race relations without ignoring the other major news stories that dropped this week.

    The Common Good, Equal Opportunity, The Right to Privacy, Accountable Government, Respect Abroad.

    by flernk on Sun Apr 15, 2007 at 04:25:28 PM PDT

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    •  Zinni was on so they (2+ / 0-)
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      flumptytail, blindyone

      did take a minute out to talk about something else. And it was about race relations - and what has changed in race relations in the past 10 years that drew the firing result instead of, well, the just nothing that happened when Ifill was called a cleaning lady 10 years ago.

    •  I don't agree entirely (4+ / 0-)

      Tough to escape the media. It's a moment in our culture that begs to be discussed. It provides an opportunity (maybe nothing more than an opportunity) to discuss our "original sin" as Bill Bradley put it on Bill Maher's show the other night.

      I sent MTP an email (thanks for the addy) praising them for having one of their better shows. Zinni was good and the discussion was high level -- vastly different than the McLaughlin group that dissolved into a screaming match.

      At least today's MTP escaped the evasiveness and practiced answers that you usually get from MTP's political guests.

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