Open Thread

For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Would Democrats ever win national elections if the media weren't biased?

If virtually every major press outlet in the country wasn't so obviously in the tank for Obama, would someone with so little experience have gotten beyond the Iowa caucuses or New Hampshire primaries? If media had done their job and properly exposed Obama's connections to Rev. Wright, William Ayers, Tony Rezko, Franklin Raines, and Jim Johnson, would he even be in this race?

At the Congressional level, if media outlets exposed how Democrats have blocked Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reform for many years, and are FAR more responsible for today's financial crisis than the Republicans, would we be looking at the possibility of a GOP landslide in five weeks rather than the Democrats getting a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate?

If your answers to these question are "No, No, No, and Yes" respectively, what does it say about America in 2008, and what can possibly be done to fix the problem?

NB Staff
NB Staff