Why do the mainstream media ignore such interesting stories? A long time ago, David Broder, in his book Behind the Front Page, explained that reporters tend to look for the story where they think it is. Time is limited, resources are limited, and so like an intelligent hockey player you go to where you think the puck is headed. And where you think the puck is headed depends on how you think the world works, where you think history is headed.I think the Cheney story is fantastic for comedy--as long as the shootee lives--and I really think the American people do not care beyond the jokes.
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Why no coverage of the Iraqi mayor's letter? Why almost no coverage of the Gore speech in Saudi Arabia? Why the incessant coverage of the Cheney shooting? Michael Barone has a good answer--one that explains how bias affects the news:
Posted by Tom at 9:07 AM