Sunday, February 07, 2010

Daily Herald: Good government doesn't just happen

Good journalism doesn't just happen either and this lame editorial trying to link Republican candidate for Illinois Lt Gov, Jason Plummer, with the Democrat's Scott Lee Cohen an example of lousy journalism.

The Daily Herald makes a big point of endorsing candidates. They didn't endorse Cohen for sure but part of that endorsement process ought to have included some research on all the candidates. The DH goofed that research and now wants to blame voters of widespread apathy and drag Jason Plummer into the mud along with Cohen.

That's the cheap Journalism that landed Illinois voters a guy like Cohen in the first place.

Zorn gets it right today,
So, there's plenty of blame to go around. But here's where blame doesn't belong:

1. The voters. They're busy people with lives to lead. They rely on the media, the other candidates and the party to flesh out, balance and correct campaign propaganda.

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