Salter: Sparks Fly in the World of Massively Overhyped Journalism

by Benjamin Domenech on 12:42 am May 5, 2009

Politico recently reported a “sparks fly” confrontation between President Obama and House Minority Whip Eric Cantor over which party has been less bipartisan in the first hundred days of the Obama administration. Never mind that the actual exchange sounded more like a civil even friendly discussion. Politico’s modus operandi is to make news by investing trivial incidents with more significance than they possess. It’s the kind of hyped journalism begun in the modern era by cable news networks to bring the excitement of hurricanes and wars to the drearier business of reporting on government.

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