Joe Biden’s recent “mark my words” words — and the way the press has handled them — were all the talk on MSNBC this morning. Said Joe Scarborough:

You know, we’ve been talking about the media coverage of this. I’ve been e-mailing people at the other networks. We covered it last night. I’ve been e-mailing people at top news papers. They are going to cover this today. They wanted to see how McCain reacted. McCain’s reaction makes it more of a story…It will be covered.

Whether you think coverage of Biden’s words to date has been sufficient or lacking, what a sad general commentary on campaign reporting (not that Scarborough seemed to notice): we were waiting for the he-said to, you know, make it more of a story.


“Biden predicts international crisis if elected - McCain reacts”.

Among others….

If you'd like to get email from CJR writers and editors, add your email address to our newsletter roll and we'll be in touch.

Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.