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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Mainstream media’s coverage of fiscal cliff is awful
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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By Pat Cunningham
Dec. 1, 2012 12:01 a.m.





Call it a cowardly devotion to false equivalency. Call it journalistic malpractice. Call it what you want, but don’t pretend that the mainstream media are doing a good job of covering the current controversy regarding the so-called fiscal cliff.

Michael Grunwald NAILS IT:



It’s really amazing to see political reporters dutifully passing along Republican complaints that President Obama’s opening offer in the fiscal cliff talks is just a recycled version of his old plan, when those same reporters spent the last year dutifully passing along Republican complaints that Obama had no plan. It’s even more amazing to see them pass along ...

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