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Wednesday, September 14, 2005
I'm certainly not live blogging the confirmation hearings... in fact I'm pretty jaded about the whole thing. But I did see this article on MSNBC regarding questions about media access:
Of course what wasn't covered, or possibly even asked, was whether the reverse was true. If the media has the exact same rights as the general public, does the public have the exact same rights as the media? What does Roberts think about a media exemption to campaign finance laws that might affect bloggers?
Sadly, the original question posed to Roberts was in regards to Katrina... and was obviously a politically motivated jab (I'll give you a moment to get over your shock at such a thought):
Or maybe its because someone in the chain of command thought that family members who lost someone in the hurricane would rather not find out about it by watching their relative's body floating across their television screen. Could it be that simple? Leaning Blue thinks the ban on photographing bodies was wrong, and that the media should have made that decision for themselves. I do actually agree with that. The part I have a hard time swallowing is the one where I know the media will make the wrong choice, and having to live with that.
Maybe I wouldn't be so jaded about the whole thing if the Senators wouldn't try to frame every question in terms of current events that are so obviously politically motivated. Come on guys... just pretend you're not doing this for grandstanding points and ask questions from a broader base. Please? With cherries on top?
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