I have an obvious bias against national news media for three reasons: (1) I have much more personal experience with state and local government; (2) I find it vastly more interesting; (3) My old boss, whose opinion I very much value, absolutely abhors the national media coverage of most issues.
After watching the Blago news media blitz yesterday, my opinion is only reaffirmed. In this one, Geraldo comes off as a screaming gorilla that makes it impossible to have a real discussion about his concerns. I’m old-fashioned. We need journalists who have actually covered these issues for awhile to report on them, not big name national media folks who read a couple articles and think they understand the big picture.