August 7th, 2011
08:12 PM ET

Debt Crisis: How did the media do?

Joan Walsh, Dennis Prager, and Terry Smith join Howard Kurtz to discuss how the media fared in the debt coverage.

Filed under: Debt • Economics • Politics • Reliable Sources
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  1. rajeev


    August 20, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Reply
  2. raphael a

    Urgent: Am calling on all media to step up their coverage of the East Africa famine.
    Up to 12 million may eventually die a slow tortuous death of starvation, dehydration in the scorching desert. 30,000, mostly children already have.

    I My fear is that due to: 1. previous headlining grabbing natural disasters; 2. the existence of online charitable organizations and a fact-finding effort underway; 3. tiny progress with the ruling Al Shabab in Somalia, people are under the impression that something is being done. But the deaths are continuing.

    II We are disaster fatigued. We are also militarily stretched to the point that we are reluctant to aid Syrian dissidents and are mourning our dead if Afghanistan. And the debt and presidential campaign are easier stories than an acceleration of an ongoing crisis.

    III Finally, the horror may be of such a magnitude that people have more difficulty getting outraged as when they did with Caylee Anthony. Which would mean one child getting more coverage than 30,000 and counting.

    Pressure needs to be put on the president, members of Congress and the U.N. to act immediately to get food, water and medicine to East Africa.

    Again. Please step up your coverage of this story.

    Please Howard: No "Did the media respond too slowly?" segment. It did. It is.


    Raphael Abrams

    August 8, 2011 at 2:23 am | Reply

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