12 September 2008

Campbell Brown - the one without dirty secrets

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Lately, there were lots of speculations on Campbell Brown from CNN and Sarah Palin, the governor of Alaska and the Republican vice-presidential nominee in the 2008 United States presidential election. In a live transmission interview, Campbell asked McCain's spokesman to explain why is Palin's daughter pregnant. Not so directly, but why she had to ask this?! There were lots of commentaries on this subject about both, Campbell and Palin, but from all I liked one from Wall Street Journal, which at a point says:

Campbell Brown of CNN did nothing wrong for instance in pressing a campaign spokesman on Palin's foreign policy credentials. She was unjustly criticized for following an appropriate and necessary line of inquiry. But endless front page stories connected to Mrs. Palin's 17-year-old daughter? Cable news shows that had people insinuating Palin, whom America had not yet even met, was a bad mother, and that used her daughter's circumstances to examine Republican views on abstinence education? That was ugly.
Source:Wall Street Journal

I just don't get it, what were them talking about, politics, personal life or it was a court session ?! Is correct to have a dirty election run, but what this have to do with the media,journalism or the news. If Palin's daughter is pregnant, then so be it, but don't take her into mud or turn an election run into a circus. Every person have a dirty secret and should stay so - secret. What is wrong of being pregnant so early ?! To have a 45 years old grandmother?
Now I'm thinking to this so called "firestorm" started by Campbell. It looks like a classic 'no-heart' media tale. And when I thought that journalists are tired of this attitude. Anyway, below is the video that blew the talk shows in America these days.

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