reliable sources have to be reliable in the eyes of more than just those who visit the site.<quoted text>
OF COURSE! The Cheerleaders are going to blame a rightwing blog!
You might recall not one conservatve blamed the controversy Larry Craig found himself in on a "leftwing blog" but, instead, most encouraged him to step down.
Only your side blames everybody else.
This is another one of those road signs. Why don't you try reading it for a change? It might be important to keep you from getting lost.
Is the Daily Caller reporter's interruption of the president of the United States a sign of the deterioration of civility, the deterioration of the media in general, or the deterioration of respect for the office of the presidency?
All three of them, unfortunately. A reporter for the conservative website interrupted the president while he was giving a statement at the White House about immigration. The reporter, identified as Neil Munro, asked Obama why his policy favored "foreigners over American workers."
Where to start, with the infractions committed here? First of all, that's not really a question. It's an advocacy statement, and a misinformed one at that. Obama was announcing his decision not to enforce deportation efforts against certain, young undocumented immigrants who were brought here by their parents and hardly accountable for the fact that they are technically here illegally. And Munro might have learned more about the new policy if he had actually allowed the president to finish what he was saying.
And on what planet is it OK to interrupt the president of the United States? This is not aggressive journalism. It's bad manners and representative of egregiously low respect not only for the president but the office of the presidency. It's also clinically self-centered, since surely the reporter was not expecting an answer. He just wanted to play the role of the reporter willing to take on a powerful person. There was no motive here of getting at a critical truth for the reader. The motive was all about being aggressive and obnoxious for its own self-promoting sake.
Many people, in our increasingly ill-mannered world, have simply lost the ability to distinguish between speaking truth to power and just being a jerk. And unfortunately, being rude and being a jerk gets a lot of people attention in the media. The fact that the perpetrators are benefiting from negative attention doesn't even seem to bother them, and that's even more pathetic.