What’s worse (low-information-, high-headache-quotient) than a morning news show segment pitting Campaign A’s spokesperson against Campaign B’s spokesperson (headline, “Getting Offensive: new attacks start campaign week”)?
A news article summarizing that segment?
Good Morning America this morning hosted Robert Gibbs and Nancy Pfotenhauer (Obama and McCain campaign advisers, respectively) to attack one another over how their campaigns have been attacking one another as Diane Sawyer tried — often unsuccessfully— to get a word in, playing footage of recent attacks and scolding, “Is this how [McCain/Obama] wants to be running his campaign?”
And then the Associated Press wrote it up.
Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.