On last week’s show, Jon Meacham delivered an editorial on the “age of bumper-car politics,” where “voters and office seekers and provocateurs live for the next collision.” The segment drew a number of comments about who and what were contributors to this culture of conflict — politicians, the American public and the mainstream news media. The mainstream media has been a frequent target of criticism in recent weeks, particularly surrounding the coverage of the midterm elections and Jon Stewart’s closing remarks at the Rally to Restore Sanity. A few comments from our readers on Facebook:
It is easy to point out the flaws in today’s news coverage, but allow us to flip the question around: What do you consider “good journalism”? What news personalities, publications, websites, or blogs do you turn to for the most reliable and in-depth news coverage, and how can that quality of reporting inspire others to do better?