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Dean and the Media

Howard Dean spoke tuesday about the role of the media and politics in this country (Yale Daily News). As he is for so many different issues, I think he is absolutely right on with his comments.

The television networks, especially Fox News, are most to blame for the increased focus in journalism on flash and entertainment, Dean said. Dean said these networks aim to entertain because “entertainment sells better than news.” The infamous “scream speech,” often blamed for Dean’s loss to Sen. John Kerry ’66 in the Democratic primaries, was partially a media fabrication because it was appealing for its entertainment value rather than its newsworthiness, Dean said.

If you’ve seen the camcorder version of the speech, you will know exactly what I’m talking about. Of course, I have it on my laptop, if anyone would like to see it…

Categories: Politics.