I’d like to thank Pogie for the opportunity to do a little writing on his site.
This morning’s story about Dennis Rehberg’s vote yesterday in the House of Representatives makes clear just how bad modern journalism can be. It’s nothing more than a press release from the Rehberg camp, touting his entirely meaningless vote. What doesn’t the story include?
- A single quote from the other side (or even an indication that an attempt was made to get their point of view). Hell, even the Montana Watchdog (which leans awfully right) included a response from Ted Dick at the Montana Democratic Party.
- Any analysis of the arm-twisting that lead Rehberg to change his vote this week.
- Any of the readily-available analysis about the impact that the Rehberg-Boehner bill would have on programs like Medicare.