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What Journalists Know About The Presidential Race

by | 23rd, January 2008

WRITES Jay Rosen:

But when actual facts are used in the construction of news fictions — and reports about the moves to be made in Hillaryland after Obama won Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina were precisely that, a news fiction — your story can be accurate, well-edited, within genre conventions, and, at the same time, deeply un-informational, not to mention wrong. In fact, accurate news about the race that subtracts from our understanding of it is one of the quirky features of chronic mindlessness in campaign media.

No-one wants to go against the grain and stand out. It’s like football pundits who also say a game willbe close and never “They’re gonna get murdered – 6-0″….

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