Adam Nagourney of the New York Times offers a completely sympathetic profile of presidential candidate Mike Huckabee entitled "For a Joke-Telling Candidate, a Second-Place Finish". Here's one of those fun jokes:
Or consider this, as he invited Republicans to join in "a Q. and A." with him in West Des Moines. "What it really stands for is questions and avoidance," he explained. "I do my best not to say anything that would end my political career."
Of course, if Nagourney were actually doing his job, instead of wasting the NYT's readers' time with lame jokes, he would have tried to ask The Huckster some tough questions and made sure he didn't avoid answering them. Of course, that assumes that Nagourney's real job is as a journalist; more than likely his real job is to support hacks like Huckabee who support massive illegal immigration. Nagourney's bosses would probably reassign him to the Alaska beat if he actually dared to look into and ask Huck about his past immigration-related statements and actions.
A question for Nagourney: eventually citizen journalists are going to start asking the tough questions you refuse to ask and completely bypassing the NYT. What happens to your career then?
Politics · Mon, 08/13/2007 - 07:29 · Importance: 1