Posts tagged with ‘maddow’

Writing down what they say is not reporting.

If you just write down what they say, that‘s called publicizing.

Writing down what they actually do, what they are proposing in terms of policy, that is reporting.

And it is the distance between what they say and what they‘re actually doing that is the news.

— Rachel Maddow (via colorinsound)

Sex Sells, So Too Conflict Journalism →

"Rachel Maddow’s contention that conflict, not calm reflection, attracts audiences drew little disagreement from a Harvard panel she spoke to Sunday…

"…She said the nuts and bolts journalism of truth telling and reporting facts in context doesn’t work commercially. What does, she said, are comments that can be portrayed as a "clash" or a "smackdown." She said that her ratings spike when she trashes conservative journalists.

"She called this nothing new. "Exclamation points sell" and always have."

— Bill Kirtz,

Rachel Maddow interviews John Stewart, criticizes his critique of the US news media.