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Trivialization & Bias

Reported by Nancy - July 30, 2004 -

Paul Krugman, in his column today in the New York Times, nails the related problems of trivialization & bias by major news media.

Here's an excerpt:


Somewhere along the line, TV news stopped reporting on candidates' policies, and turned instead to trivia that supposedly reveal their personalities. We hear about Mr. Kerry's haircuts, not his health care proposals. We hear about George Bush's brush-cutting, not his environmental policies.

And here's the link again, so you can go read the whole thing.