Created on Saturday, 19 April 2008 12:56
George Stephanopoulos This Week with John McCain
by Brave New Films
ast week's Democratic debate in Philadelphia was an abysmal display of journalism. By sticking to trivial topics for half of the debate, ABC sought to provoke controversy without asking the candidates serious questions. The Huffington Post's Jason Linkins wrote
that the debate "ventured into territory so utterly asinine that I could scarcely believe what I was witnessing."
Ironically, the mainstream media have been giving John McCain a free ride
while trying to pin Clinton and Obama with manufactured "gotcha" questions. In fact, they don't seem to be challenging McCain at all. So there's no reason to think ABC's brand of pseudo-journalism won't continue tomorrow morning, when George Stephanopoulos will interview McCain on his show.
used satire here because we felt it's our most effective way to make a
point about the shoddy journalism coming from ABC. The network was so
desperate to stir up controversy at the debate that Stephanopoulos took
incendiary remarks from FOX's Sean Hannity and tried to pawn them off
as his own question.
We can't let the FOXification of the
mainstream press continue. What's more, we can't allow journalists like
Stephanopoulos to give John McCain a free pass. What are the satirical
questions you think Stephanopoulos and his colleagues should be asking
McCain? Post them to the website and let us know just how shoddy their
journalism has become. We'll award the best (meaning worst) satire.
It's high time we hold ABC to higher journalistic standards!
and the Brave New Team
Support the work of Campaign for America's Future in forcing
intelligent questions onto Sunday news shows. Weekend Watchdog's Bill
Scher wants Stephanopoulos to ask, among other things, why McCain
hasn't given "consistent straight answers about what seven years of
conservative economic policies have done to the American economy?"
Weigh in with your own substantive questions.
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