Sunday, September 28, 2008

Obama and McCain's 1st Presidential Debate

Here is the first 2008 U.S. presidential debate between Republican nominee Sen. John McCain and Democrat nominee Sen. Barack Obama. The debate focused on issues related to foreign policy and national security, including the global financial crisis. It is more than one hour and 30 minutes, so make sure you have the time and good Internet connection to watch it.



PinoyPress also reports the two candidates' views on political, economic, and social issues between U.S. and Asia.

Speaking of the financial crisis, Jon Friedman of MarketWatch criticizes the press for its "wimpy" coverage of the economic meltdown.

Media shouldn't shy away from explosive language
Commentary: Mealy-mouthed financial reporters should tell it like it is
By Jon Friedman, MarketWatch
Sept. 26, 2008

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Over the past few, stunning weeks, the reporters covering the apparent collapse of capitalism have tried mightily to be prudent and proper. In this extraordinary period, however, I'd prefer bluntness and brutal truth.

This is no time for journalists to be hedging their bets and falling back on imprecise, sugar-coated language.

The Wall Street media may want to dispel notions that they're merely trying to capitalize on a scary time and sell newspapers, increase their Web clicks and raise television ratings. Remember, journalists were skewered after the tech bubble burst in 2000. The public blamed the media for acting as cheerleaders for the fragile Internet stocks.

But these days, the media are taking their good intentions too far. They're failing to describe accurately the bloodbath (and, you bet, "bloodbath" is an acceptable word, too).

Read more here.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The VP debate would be intersting to watch. Watch this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8__aXxXPVc

bryant said...

Thanks. Yes, I am also raring to watch the vice-presidential debate.

Don said...

Tsong baka lang gusto mo din silipin to: http://businessjournalism.org/

Merong review ng press coverage ng financial turmoil sa US.

Tsaka ito pa: http://www.portfolio.com/slideshows/2008/10/cartoons1004

bryant said...

@ don

Thanks thanks tol! Iyong businessjournalism.org nakita ko na. Iyong second link ang hindi ko pa nakikita.

Salamat ulet.

 
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