Reticence of Mainstream Media Finally Reported
You sigh with relief--finally the errors and omissions of mainstream media are coming to the fore. Finally, Jefferson's cherished power of the press is booming forth to save the nation in its 11th hour of distress.
It had to happen. The forth estate finally redeemed. The Constitution is alive and well. ________________________________________________________________
August 9, 2008
Reticence of Mainstream Media Becomes a Story Itself
By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA and BILL CARTER For almost 10 months, the story of John Edwards’s affair remained the nearly exclusive province of the National Enquirer — through reports, denials, news of a pregnancy, questions about paternity and, finally, a slapstick chase through a hotel in Beverly Hills. Political blogs, some cable networks and a few newspapers reported on it — or, more accurately, reported on The Enquirer reporting on it. Jay Leno and David Letterman made Mr. Edwards the butt of jokes on their late-night shows, but their own networks declined …