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Wrapping up the week

As Rob Schofield points out in his commentary “Bad news: How poor media coverage of the budget debate is misinforming the public“, the media has a challenging job reporting on complex public policy issues under the pressure of media deadlines. At the same time, reporters and producers have a responsibility to not oversimply these issues to the point that North Carolinians do not appreciate what is a stake in important legislative debates, especially since the news media is the only connection many citizens have to the legislature.

The Fitzsimon File “Folliesedition shines a spotlight on the recent actions and comments of conservative legislators and political commentators and puts them in perspective, just in case you were tempted to take them too seriously.

3 Comments

  1. James

    June 27, 2009 at 10:07 am

    This is idea of cross promoting NCPW commentary on the blog is excellent. We can never assume anyone is seeing anything … which makes it smart to highlight items. Please feel free to make “wrapping up the week” a regular post at BlueNC. You might also want to include the content as a comment on my regular Weekend Would Up Open Threads. I try to do that every week on Friday.

  2. James

    June 27, 2009 at 10:07 am

    One “is” too many. Sorry.

  3. Alex Fisherr

    June 29, 2009 at 5:44 am

    How do you assume the everyone is not seeing anything which makes it smart to highlight items. I am a weekend blog reader means only read some blogs of my interest on weekends. I’ll try to to comment regularly though because my job in web design doesn’t give me much time spare to post something new. Hope you understand the point.