New Republic: The Long Run-Up. An interesting look at the story behind the NY Times’ decision to run with the McCain investigation that ran today. Personally I felt the story was weak, it seems like they were just trying to get something out rather than something they felt good about.
“You Don’t Understand Our Audience”. Former Dateline correspondent’s John Hockenberry writes about the pitfalls of today’s network news coverage. It’s a pretty damning account – stories picked to fit entertainment programming, corporate red tape, and poor news judgment. Think Network. It makes me wonder what it would take to get me to watch TV news again.