Sunday, April 20, 2008

Bob Schieffer on the Flag Pin Flap...

In his gentlemanly way, Mr. Schieffer shames ABC for their relentless questioning of the Democratic candidates on such non-issues as their jewelery choices. Gibson and Stephanopolous deserve every bit of criticism they've received, and then some. Like I said in my email to ABC, my anger has nothing to do with my partisanship or support for a candidate, which I freely admit. It's about my unwillingness to accept their dumbing down of the debate in this country, and on Republican terms at that. ABC is not alone in shortchanging the public in this way, of course, but this latest example was jaw droppingly blatant. I hope the blowback serves as a lesson to the media, but I won't hold my breath.

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