August 14th, 2011
10:22 PM ET

Deconstructing the buzz around Iowa

Jackie Kucinich, Roger Simon, Jennifer Rubin, Stephanie Miller, and Howard Kurtz discuss the Ames straw poll.

Filed under: 2012 Campaign • Politics
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  1. javajane

    The most accurate and saddest point made during this discussion is how obvious it is that corporate owned media, dba mainstream news, does not report news/facts. Anyone with even minimal confidence in their ability to gather and interpret facts in order to make their own decisions has no use for this type of news shows. Never in my life will I ever turn to a 'news personality' for how to vote tips.

    The second point made is how these news shows flock to where the ratings/advertising dollars are. Being at a straw poll event had nothing to do with reporting facts/events of a presidential debate – far too much emphasis on entertainment value and zero emphasis on real journalism.

    August 21, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Reply
  2. Tara Kelly

    Ms. Miller believes that Mr. Paul should be ignored even though he essentially tied for first in the Iowa Straw Poll? So, she will ignore the 4,671 Iowa votes because she and the rest of the media have decided that Mr. Paul can't win? This is the bottom of the barrel reporting. And the voters should be disgusted with her attitude.

    August 15, 2011 at 11:34 am | Reply

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