What the media establishment refuses to understand

(Blog Post) It was quite a roundtable on “Meet the Press” yesterday. Viewers got to see a Republican strategist, a conservative pundit, a conservative Democrat, and an ostensibly center-left columnist who thinks that Democrats are big meanies when it comes to Medicare. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Jon Mitchell - May 30, 2011 - 6:37 AM PDT
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Fred Gatlin
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by Fred Gatlin - May. 31, 2011

This short story takes on all on the roundtable at Meet the Press. The truth is that this seven minute video is so short and covers some so many ideas that none are covered well. What is written on this article does not cover all of the seven minute video. That makes this story very limited.

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Shawn Kerry Inlow
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by Shawn Kerry Inlow - May. 31, 2011

Benen picks some low-hanging fruit here by examining the bias on Meet the Press. "Meet the Press" has always had a conservative slant. Benen could tune in every week and write virtually the same column. It is true that Meet the Press is merely Fox News light: Always biased. Every Sunday. It is no wonder the church-going crowd is filled with such bad ideas every Sunday morning. I've watched David Gregory swallow whopper after whopper from the likes of Newt Gingrich - who, though serving in no public office, seems to be always on call for Meet the Press, he's on so often - and dozens of other conservative voices. Tim Russert before him was nothing more than a water-boy for conservatives too. They just put them on and let ... More »

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Jon Mitchell
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by Jon Mitchell - May. 30, 2011
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Barry Grossheim
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by Barry Grossheim - May. 31, 2011

A very good job of pointing out what should be obvious.

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Don Bertschman
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by Don Bertschman - May. 31, 2011
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Lynn Caporale
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by Lynn Caporale - May. 31, 2011

Indirectly, this points to a an ongong problem with Meet the Press--- We do not need talking heads babbling their opinions and predictions (which, if you look back in time, typically turn out to be wrong). What we do need is a thoughtful analysis of the numbers and implications by substance-oriented people. Failing that, at least the producers could balance their panels.

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