October 13th, 2013
12:35 PM ET

Frank's final thoughts

Guest host Frank Sesno highlights the other newsworthy headlines that have been largely overshadowed by the media's dramatic coverage of the government shutdown in recent weeks.

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  1. Stanley Krauter

    Reporters must be entertainers before they can be journalist.
    If they don't always write about today's most important facts they won't have any customers or a job. And this reality is distracting voters from remembering yesterday's most important facts. Which is why reporters are almost always failing to communicate. For example, there have been many news reports about our tax laws since the 1986 reforms but nothing was done to stop Congress from creating at least one new tax deduction for every lobbyist with a campaign contribtuion. So all of that hard work by reporters was just a waste of time. But journalists like Frank Sesno don't care that they are failing to communicate. It would have been easy to communicate more effectively on our tax laws if every newspaper would have just written a one page report on our tax laws every year on April 15. Anyone in the advertising industry could explain why this would have been more effective than everything else that the news media has done. But again, reporters are not interested in communicating more effectively and Frank's comments were pure demagoguery to hide his and his colleagues' selfishness.

    October 13, 2013 at 7:55 pm | Reply

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