Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Today's Show: How Cheney and Palin Rigged The Press

4:30pm EST - Over the past year, the media has gotten its political fodder of criticism and critique from former Vice President Dick Cheney and former 2008 Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin; whether it be on the economy, health care or national security. In Stenography 101: How the press let Palin and Cheney rig the system, Eric Boehlert of Media Matters says this is "unprecedented because the Beltway press has never showered attention on political losers, such as Cheney and Palin. Meaning, the press has never cared what a former VP had to say about current events right after leaving the White House (think: Dan Quayle), or what a failed VP candidate had to say just months after losing in a landslide (think: Geraldine Ferraro)," calling it "stenography." He joins us this afternoon to talk about the recent article and why these two are able to influence our political media.

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