Thursday, September 04, 2008

Roger Simon knocks one outta the park...

The press still has a pulse.

Why the media should apologize - Roger Simon -
On behalf of the media, I would like to say we are sorry.

On behalf of the elite media, I would like to say we are very sorry.

We have asked questions this week that we should never have asked.

We have asked pathetic questions like: Who is Sarah Palin? What is her record? Where does she stand on the issues? And is she is qualified to be a heartbeat away from the presidency?

We have asked mean questions like: How well did John McCain know her before he selected her? How well did his campaign vet her? And was she his first choice?

Bad questions. Bad media. Bad.

It is not our job to ask questions. Or it shouldn’t be. To hear from the pols at the Republican National Convention this week, our job is to endorse and support the decisions of the pols.


Fourth, we should stop making with all the questions already. She gave
a really good speech. And why go beyond that? As we all know, speeches
cannot be written by others and rehearsed for days. They are true
windows to the soul.

Unless they are delivered by Barack Obama, that is. In which case, as
Palin said Wednesday, speeches are just a “cloud of rhetoric.”
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