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(Salon)   Luke Russert "is emblematic of the sort of nepotism that gives nepotism a bad name"   ( salon.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Luke Russert, Harold Ford, Jenna Bush, sports radio, Chris Cuomo, American Life, Dylan Ratigan, Chelsea Clinton  
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2012-05-26 07:55:28 PM  
4 votes:

MeinRS6: Lionel Mandrake: MeinRS6: What's wrong with Chris Wallace?

Nothing. It doesn't matter who reads that day's right-wing talking points on air for FOX

Seriously? So the accusation is that Chris Wallace is a right-winger?

That strikes me as highly unlikely.


The accusation is that FOX is right-wing, and Wallace is their biatch.

That strikes me as highly obvious.
2012-05-26 03:56:03 PM  
3 votes:
Compared to Chelsea Clinton, he's Edward R. Murrow.
2012-05-26 07:42:56 PM  
2 votes:
TV journos are pretty boy and girl whores. nothing they say is needed or useful. If you aren't getting your news by now from internet primary sources, you're an idiot or are 10 years out of date.
2012-05-27 03:39:39 AM  
1 vote:

TwoHead: Having survived Jenna Bush's first report which was on "woofs" I gave Chelsea's first puff piece high marks because she sounded less like a four year old. Edward R Murrow? No, but really, woofs.


A modern version of Godwin's Law is that every thread on the Fark Politics tab will inevitably sooner or later feature a "But... Bush".
2012-05-26 11:38:18 PM  
1 vote:

Triumph: Are they trading journalism jobs for access?


The Free Market wouldn't have it any other way.
2012-05-26 11:12:06 PM  
1 vote:

fusillade762: What famous journalist is AC related to?


Ever hear of the Vanderbilts? It doesn't really matter anyway. Anderson, who is sharp as a whip, sold out with his Oprah show. He's not a journalist anymore. He's into entertainment.
2012-05-26 10:36:57 PM  
1 vote:
Do they understand that nepotism does not have a GOOD name?
2012-05-26 10:14:35 PM  
1 vote:

Lionel Mandrake: MeinRS6: What's wrong with Chris Wallace?

Nothing. It doesn't matter who reads that day's right-wing talking points on air for FOX


Chris Wallace is actually a good journalist, but he'll never be the journalist he COULD be as long as he works at Fox.

As far as nepotism, let's all just focus on the douchier media 'experts' out there, like Peter Doocy and David Limbaugh.
2012-05-26 10:01:03 PM  
1 vote:

StreetlightInTheGhetto: The Colbert White House Correspondents Dinner segment captured it about perfectly.

/SHE WON'T STOP ASKING ABOUT WHY WE INVADED IRAQ!
//hey... why did we invade Iraq?
///NOOOO!!!


Colbert is our version of a BBC Hardtalk journalist. That dinner address was the single most brilliant critique/takedown I've seen of the whole corrupt D.C. political establishment/media circus.
2012-05-26 09:56:01 PM  
1 vote:

NewportBarGuy: Russert was gentle to maintain access to the people he needed to interview, fair point. David Brinkley was as cordial, but would ask some tough questions. I grew up watching all those shows. It has angered me since about the age of 14 that when they have them pinned down on an issue, they just let them walk right out of it. To preserve that access and not publicly assassinate a political career.

I too prefer foreign sources. But I've pretty much given up on anyone asking any real questions and probing hard for an answer in this country. Well, except for Glenn Beck. He always seems to find the truth from his FEMA Death Camp somewhere in Texas.


Heh heh- I'd almost rather watch Glenn Beck just for the lulz. Seriously though, I think you're right that the issue is preserving access. They know if they rock the boat too much, they'll lose all the inside-the-beltway juice. I think once you get out of D.C. there is good reporting- Democracy Now, Bill Moyers, Al-Jazeera International (they do REALLY interesting reporting on issues in the U.S. that the U.S. news media doesn't report on), but all those news shows don't have access to those politicians.

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Still, Russert was at least head and shoulders above other TV 'journalists' these days, PBS and the *occasional* 60 Minutes report nonwithstanding.

And the last 60 Minutes report that stuck with me I think Kraukauer did most of the leg work (three cups of tea expose).


I do like 60 Minutes. I think they still do good investigative journalism from time-to-time. Frontline is excellent as well. Their recent story on meth was really interesting and highlighted how journalism can actually show causal relationships over time.
2012-05-26 09:50:22 PM  
1 vote:

NewportBarGuy: coco ebert: I guess his way of getting pols to admit to things was subtler and softer. Of course, Powell himself was remorseful by that point- I just wish Russert had asked those types of questions in 2003, but hardly anyone was.

Was? WAS? No one has asked a f*cking thing since. :) It's like my generation's Vietnam. No one wants to talk about it at all.

If you ask 10 people why we went, you'll get 10 different answers. We're so apathetic, it's a joke.

Russert was gentle to maintain access to the people he needed to interview, fair point. David Brinkley was as cordial, but would ask some tough questions. I grew up watching all those shows. It has angered me since about the age of 14 that when they have them pinned down on an issue, they just let them walk right out of it. To preserve that access and not publicly assassinate a political career.

I too prefer foreign sources. But I've pretty much given up on anyone asking any real questions and probing hard for an answer in this country. Well, except for Glenn Beck. He always seems to find the truth from his FEMA Death Camp somewhere in Texas.


Don't forget Helen Thomas.

The Colbert White House Correspondents Dinner segment captured it about perfectly.

/SHE WON'T STOP ASKING ABOUT WHY WE INVADED IRAQ!
//hey... why did we invade Iraq?
///NOOOO!!!
2012-05-26 09:06:24 PM  
1 vote:

The_Gallant_Gallstone: coco ebert: I always thought his dad was kind of overrated. Maybe that's because I grew up watching BBC journalists actually grill pols, but he always seemed kind of fawning of people in power.

Nothing says "sterling integrity" like British journalism.

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May I suggest you watch/listen to the BBC before trying to paint it with the same brush as a Murdoch schlock rag
2012-05-26 09:03:23 PM  
1 vote:

coco ebert: I always thought his dad was kind of overrated. Maybe that's because I grew up watching BBC journalists actually grill pols, but he always seemed kind of fawning of people in power.


That's a fair assessment. However... Allow me to retort:

Russert serves up "Curveball" to Colin Powell
2012-05-26 08:39:49 PM  
1 vote:
Uh-huh.

www.enduringamerica.com
2012-05-26 08:33:24 PM  
1 vote:
Gawd, I miss his dad. I'm willing to watch the kid simply because his dad was so great. It would be the same if my favorite porn star died and her daughter tried to take up the profession. I'd fap out of respect. I'm loyal like that.
2012-05-26 08:23:29 PM  
1 vote:
If his last name was Bush he'd be a governor by now.
2012-05-26 08:05:29 PM  
1 vote:
Why is this on the Politics tab? This is entertainment opinion.
2012-05-26 07:46:08 PM  
1 vote:

MeinRS6: What's wrong with Chris Wallace?


Nothing. It doesn't matter who reads that day's right-wing talking points on air for FOX
2012-05-26 07:14:56 PM  
1 vote:

Triumph: Compared to Chelsea Clinton Chris Wallace, he's Edward R. Murrow.


Fixed.
2012-05-26 06:46:35 PM  
1 vote:

Triumph: Compared to Chelsea Clinton, he's Edward R. Murrow.


audible lols
2012-05-26 06:22:20 PM  
1 vote:
He's better than everyone at FOX, combined.
2012-05-26 06:01:42 PM  
1 vote:

Triumph: Compared to Chelsea Clinton, he's Edward R. Murrow.


Having survived Jenna Bush's first report which was on "woofs" I gave Chelsea's first puff piece high marks because she sounded less like a four year old. Edward R Murrow? No, but really, woofs.
 
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