Tag: reporters

QotD: McVey on Reporters

 

Take it from me, America was a better place when its reporters were moody drunks with a high school education who learned to type in the Army.—Gary McVey

What could I say to improve on this? Gary nailed it. Reporters, uh, excuse me, journalists, or perhaps that should be spelled journalistes, with master’s degrees from high-end journalism schools have done the country no favors. Let’s go back to more guys (and gals) with practical real-world experience and shoe-leather reporting. James Lileks, Byron York, Salena Zito: these are some of the few good, old-style reporters we have today. Far better if we had ten of these for every Chris Cuomo.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are back from vacation.  Before discussing the day’s martinis, they remember the horrific events of September 11, 2001 and why we must remember what happened that day.  Then they welcome the news that Hillary Clinton will never run for office again and laugh as she blames the “godforsaken electoral college” among many other factors for her defeat last year.  They also shake their heads as a tongue-in-cheek Facebook page encouraging people to “Shoot at Hurricane Irma” gets the media and even law enforcement very alarmed.  And they sigh as the major networks once again send their reporters into fierce storms, somehow thinking we won’t believe there is a hurricane unless we see their people getting hammered by the rain and wind.

David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss the resignation of three CNN reporters after the redaction of a deceptive story on a top Trump advisor. They also express frustration over the tactics of Senate Republicans as the debate over the new healthcare bill escalates.Then, they decry the double standard, as it provides little coverage of the FBI’s bank fraud investigation of Bernie Sanders’ wife. And they defend John McEnroe’s controversial comments on NPR that while Serena Williams is the best women’s player of all time, she would struggle greatly on the men’s tour.

Member Post

 

OK, we are well past the time that we have to endure the clacking of cameras in all the press conferences. I know that it makes the people giving the press conference the sense that he or she is extra special important but I’m sick of it, it’s annoying and it doesn’t have to be […]

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