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Campus Question – February 22, 2013

February 22, 2013

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Campus Question – February 22, 2013

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Today the media buzzed around David Brooks’ column The D.C. Dubstep, which predictably blames both parties for the looming budget sequester. Among those buzzing were Jamelle Bouie, Kevin Drum, Jonathan Chait, and Steve Benen, all of whom noted that, despite Brooks’ denial, President Obama has offered a balanced deficit reduction plan. Greg Sargent posed key questions, and Ezra Klein asked Brooks directly. While Brooks admitted his factual error, do BipartisanThink and The Seriousness Principle block responsible journalism?

  • NCrissieB

    Today on Campus

    Morning FeatureIdeological Blinders, Part I: “Fundamentals”
    Midday Matinee – triciawyse with Frieday Critters

  • NCrissieB

    There are a lot of links here, and I didn’t even include the National Journal‘s Ron Fournier arguing that Republicans’ refusal to compromise proves President Obama lacks leadership … even if President Obama is right on both the political and policy merits. Yes, really.

    Okay. Deep breath.

    If you think the solution to a problem is 4, and Democrats say 5, and Republicans say 0, and Democrats offer 4, and Republicans say “0, no compromises!” …

    … “both parties” are not at fault. Period.

  • http://cendax.wordpress.com Norbrook

    I think “bipartisan think” has been one of the major blocks for the past few years. Every time you’d turn around, there was the weaseling about “well, both parties do it” coming from one reporter or another, and it was a given in most of the pundocracy. Even when it was obvious that there was no equivalence, or that the Republicans were just being dumb for the sake of being dumb, they’d contort themselves around that.

    It’s about time that some of them have woken up to just how bad it is, but whether it starts to get through to the rest of the press is another matter. :cry:

  • addisnana

    Negotiating with Republicans these days is as stupid and silly as trying to negotiate bedtime with a toddler. The false equivalence is FALSE.

    On a happier note I love the new masthead! Great job and my thanks to all who worked so hard on it!!!!!

  • winterbanyan

    I am completely wowed by the new masthead. Thanks to Lake Toba and two of his friends who spent months working on this.

    As for the question, I am going to try to read those links now, before trying to answer. :)

  • winterbanyan

    That article about bipartisan think and serious principle really grabbed me. Operating like that virtually guarantees a useless media.