Glenn Greenwald nails the obvious cluelessness of our major media. In this article Friday, the AP buys into the Republican-Giuliani spin that Keith Olbermann should be excluded from reporting on debates.
The headline in the Boston Herald says: "Can Keith Olbermann straddle the line between news and opinion?"In the same article, say "Fox has never done that, perhaps mindful of the immediate controversy that would result." Whaa? Earth to Planet AP: Fox's anchors are deeply partisan people who constantly slip partisan bias into their news "reporting.'
They manage to overlook Olberman's co-host Chris Matthews' many blatantly partisan statements in their hatchet job. This is the same Chris Matthews who said people who opposed the Iraq invasion and occupation were "kooks" and that Bush shows a "sunny nobility." Yeah, that's objective.
American new reporting is in a sad and sorry state. The big unspoken factor is the role of moneyed interests in deciding what gets covered and why.