26 March 2008

Media Coverage Of The Kwame Kilpatrick Affair

Like most of you, I’ve been watching the national media flapping about the Kwame Kilpatrick affair like rabid bats in an echo chamber. Research-free insight, vacuous experts and simple but sonorous interviews have been bouncing and bumping about CNN, FOX, MSNBC and their ilk for a couple of days now, displaying a vegan sensibility concerning meat and substance. I was expecting Gene Gene the Dancing Machine to appear at any moment just to give their coverage some much needed credibility. One notable exception was last night’s piece on Greta Van Susteren’s On The Record. In a relatively short segment, Van Susteren was able to interview the prosecutor, one of the defense lawyers and provide some direct and digestible analysis. Perhaps most importantly, she was aware of some of the critical details of the case, including the fact that this is far more than a sex scandal.

Well done, Greta, I hope there’s more. Can I call you Greta?