Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Enter The Second Guessing

Pointing to McCain's momentary uptick in the polls, a few media commentators are now jabbing the finger of blame directly at Barack Obama for not picking Hillary Clinton as his Vice-President. Count me as another human being extremely sick of baseless media conjecture. Whether rooted in wishful thinking, quid pro quo favoritism, or genuine misunderstanding of the situation, this election cycle has shown us example after example that the supposed gatekeepers frequently have absolutely no clue what they are talking about. Not only that, but to these eyes the situation is getting much, much worse.

In other news, the story which broke at the first of the week that informed us Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews would no longer be anchoring election coverage isn't as upsetting to me as it has been for some. I wish for the days of Walter Cronkite, Chet Huntly, and David Brinkley. Their stoic, impartial, and professional conduct puts most of today's "talent" to shame. The marked decrease in quality those who professionally analyze the news is direct byproduct of the increasingly divided attention of the viewing public. Until we demand better, we're going to be stuck with the inferior talent we have.

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