Thursday, October 16, 2008

Horse race reporting from the BBC

On a BBC TV news programme a couple of nights ago something to the effect that the Obama and McCain economic plans aren't that different but that "Obama does empathy better".

Three hundred BILLION in tax cuts for the wealthy vs. tax cuts for the majority; a promise to end a three TRILLION dollar war asap vs. at some point one day maybe in a "hundred years"; a real national healthcare systems vs. continuing with the most expensive and least fair system in the developed world.

How different do their policies have to be before news coverage moves away from "he said, she said" and "on the other hand" nonsense to saying something substantive?

We rightly call out leaders from non-western countries when they're being crazy, why are we so afraid to say that today's Republicans are simply not fit for government?

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