Training Republican Candidates

How the Press Enables Bad Behavior

Syndicated in newspapers nationwide Tuesday is a very compelling article by Catherine Rampell titled “GOP presidential candidates are right. The media is sketchy.” In short, you can blame some of the atrocious behavior, including outright lying, on the press. The press simply has not been following up enough, probing enough, not challenging lies and clear stupidity enough. The result in the good TV but absolute debacle we witnessed on CNBC air from Boulder.

As for Rampell’s credentials, she’s syndicated by the Washington Post, formally worked at the New York Times, is an award-winning journalist, and a graduate of Princeton University.

Keep her comments in mind the next time you hear Republican and Democratic candidates blather, for most of what they say is nonsense aimed at our personal prejudices. w/c


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