Heavy tut-tutting going on among the mid-level, if not high, priests of media-dumb, per Romenesko’s daily Poynteronline, about ABC men’s questioning of Obama the other night:
New York Times
Jacques Steinberg says George Stephanopoulos “sounded somewhat taken aback” during a phone interview about the debate controversy. The ABC newsman said he would have approached one critical aspect of his job differently. “I could imagine moving up some of the questions. You can differ over that.” Many thought the early questions were irrelevant, but “we thought it made sense to deal with the core controversies.”
This going after O. on his San Fran elitism, consorting with Ayers the unrepentant terrorist, and Rezko connections very much bothered the poo-bahs, who in effect poo-pooh voters’ concerns, in this case about things that tell us something important about the allegedly Something-Different candidate.