No Press Conference, No Attention: Andrew Sullivan Says Media Should Stop Running Clips of Sarah Palin’s Stump Speeches—Until She Holds a Press Conference

Andrew Sullivan thinks that the media is enabling the McCain campaign’s sheltering of Sarah Palin—and should stop it now:

Until governor Sarah Palin gives a full press conference, it seems to me that the cable news outlets should stop running her stump speeches in full on television. The deal is: candidates get to broadcast their message if the press get to question them thoroughly. That’s how real democracy works – give and take. What the Palin-McCain campaign wants is all give and no take: an indirect propaganda filter and the outrageous precedent of no press conferences in presidential campaigns. This is an assault on democracy. It is closer to Russian or Georgian democracy than American. If cable news continues to enable this chilling process, they will become complicit.

Enough.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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1 Response to No Press Conference, No Attention: Andrew Sullivan Says Media Should Stop Running Clips of Sarah Palin’s Stump Speeches—Until She Holds a Press Conference

  1. I couldnt agree more. We need some backbone in our media

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