This Is Why Americans Hate Political Journalism

I certainly hope that my fellow citizens aren’t casting their votes for president based on what a particular candidate wears on his or her lapel.

This is a joke of the worst sort because it’s reported on as though it’s a serious matter in the paper of record. This is just like the John Edwards haircut flap and the recent stories about Hillary Clinton’s “cackle”.

These are just not real issues and it is infuriating that this is what passes as “serious” journalism these days. No wonder Americans are indifferent to most of our political reporting…matters of true national significance are ignored and trivial issues are reported on breathlessly with the media heard acting like Hollywood paparazzi.

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~ by uvasig on October 7, 2007.

2 Responses to “This Is Why Americans Hate Political Journalism”

  1. Hi, Michael. I’m a Spanish young girl interested in specializing in political journalism. Do you know if there’s any master’s degree on this field in the States? I’d be terribly grateful if you could help me! Thx!

    Clara.

  2. Clara,
    There are quite a few schools in the United States that have Master’s programs in Journalism. Here’s a few schools to check out:
    -Columbia University
    -University of California, Berkeley
    -Medill School of Journalism (Northwestern University)
    -University of Missouri
    -Philip Merrill School of Journalism (University of Maryland)
    -University of North Carolina
    -American University
    -New York University
    -City University of New York
    -Boston University

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