December 23rd, 2012
12:45 PM ET

The media's 2012 gaffe patrol

Fred Francis, Lauren Ashburn, Steve Roberts and Howard Kurtz look back at the gaffe-centric coverage of the 2012 campaign; did the media do its job?

Filed under: 2012 Campaign • Barack Obama • Blog • Media • Mitt Romney • Politics • Reliable Sources
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    A teacher would be fired if her lectures were as disorganized as the events the news media must investigate. But reporters are not interested in communicating like a teacher because they know that they are in the entertainment business. And they love being in their entertainment business. So Howard, talking about gaffes is a waste of time. But you also don't care about improving the news media if it changes your sefl-image as a crusading journalist. That role is much more exciting than being a teacher. Therefore you won't ever advocate what must be done to improve your profession.

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