Thursday, February 21, 2008

Hilzoy's challenge

By Libby

Following up on yesterday's post, today Hilzoy posting at Daily Dish chides Chris Matthews for his boneheaded 'interview,' only she does it better. Here's the money graf.
So here's a challenge for Chris Matthews, or anyone else in the media who wants to take it up. Go over Clinton and Obama's actual legislative records. Find the genuine legislative accomplishments that each has to his or her name. Report to the American people on what you find. Until you do, don't accept statements from either side about who has substance and who does not, or who traffics in "speeches" and who offers "solutions". That's lazy, unprofessional, and a disservice to your audience.

Do your jobs. Don't leave it to bloggers like me to do it for you.

I've been complaining about this for a long time. Our elite 'professional' journalists really are just plain lazy and they wait for the bloggers to deliver the stories while they primp for the cameras. Then they crib the narrative from Blogtopia once the bloggers do all the leg work. And they wonder why they get no respect from us? Of course I guess they don't care so long as they're the ones pulling in the big bucks.

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