Donna's article from Taylor's Radio-Info
Tue Nov 11 14:56:07 EST 2008
Donna Halper wrote:
> I think the pundits, many of whom liked her husband and thought
> Hillary's candidacy would make a great story (they didn't necessarily
> think she'd be a great candidate, nor did many of them support her--
> but they all agreed she'd make an exciting story; and as we can surely
> all agree, the media are drawn to exciting stories like moths to a
> flame), //
I am intrigued by Donna's notion of how a "great story" leads (or
drives) media down a path versus the prevailing latent bias notion.
Definitely worth closer study. (Thanks Donna!)
To ascribe the word 'mercenary' to a journalist is not pejorative in my
view. I respect a journalist who jumps onto a 'good story' and takes
the ride as far as it goes without regard for how it plays-out under
The passion for a story and the pursuit of truth is the thing. And this
applies not only to journalists but to talk show callers and new media
contributors. I count myself among the many who can get bogged down in
the emotion of the story.
PS. THANK YOU VETERANS. It's good to be free.
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