Friday, December 19, 2008

"I'm Just Asking"

A CNN anchor asked if the Republicans were going to continue to try to make an issue of Obama and his ties to the Illinois governor. The analyst she was talking to said "that would be speculation", to which she responded "I'm just asking".

This seems to me to be at best disingenuous, and at worst downright phony. Any journalist should know that the news people who get to ask the questions control the national political agenda. Further, the way the questions are asked usually contain innuendoes which make the questioner's point clear.

This idiot CNN anchor should have kept quiet and allowed the analyst to answer her "question". This is exactly what an MSNBC anchor did this morning when the analyst he was questioning responded "You make a good point". The questioner (Scarborough) said nothing, understanding much better than the idiot CNN anchor did that there are disguised statements in most questions. Perhaps this illustrates the difference in quality between CNN and MSNBC.

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