Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Pew Report on the 2008 “Lessons of the Election”

Very little in depth journalism; little investigative punch; reporters drowning in information from various IT sources; newsroom cutbacks hurt.
    “But the bottom line is this: In 2008—and much the same could be said in 2000 with the election of President George W. Bush — we elected a president about whom we knew remarkably little, and most of it came from the impression they wanted to create, not from things the press uncovered. That was less true in the elections of Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush or Ronald Reagan.”
Link here.


Anonymous said...

I don't know where pew was in 2000, but I don't remember the press fawning over W the way they did BHO.

Anonymous said...

Actually, we knew a lot about George Bush. He had been a governor, and his entire family had been under scrutiny for years because his father was an ambassador and vp and pres. we knew nothing about Obama except his unsavory friends and murky bio.