Media Matters – Or Does It?

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No, this is not about the David Brock progressive slant machine. Yesterday, I documentsed the FAIL of the dead tree edition of the New York Times to cover the Scott Brown Election. Today, the media eye has returned to focus on failed Dem candidate John Edwards. Seems he has admitted that he is indeed the father of the baby we already knew he was the father of. Whatever. It’s not like that’s news, unlike the fact that he was having an affair while running for the Presidency. To me, that wasn’t even that big a deal. Sure, it would have derailed his Presidential ambitions, but, what evs. The bigger story turned out to be that the main stream press was covering for him, and wouldn’t lift a finger to investigate to sniff out the truth; they failed once again to do the job we expect them to do. Which brings me to my point. Should the same press that punted the original story now have the right to cover, and make money from the aftermath? I know, this isn’t a question of a “right” in that sense – of course they can cover this. It just seems wrong that they can use the love child that resulted from an affair they themselves decided not to cover, because somehow, it wasn’t newsey enough then? Or does this show they’ve learned from their past mistakes???

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