By Dennis Lowery
For the most part the media does not have the backbone to ask hard questions--especially of our political leaders (of both parties). I'm not sure why. Is it a sense of political correctness. Is it that they are afraid of some form of backlash. Is it that they just don't care.
The one thing I know is that it sucks. The public expects and used to be able to rely on journalists and news reporters to ask tough questions ... and get answers or through the interviewee's silence or obfuscation--show the public exactly what they are. If you can't get a straight answer to a direct question--the reporter should skewer the person they are interviewing. Instead we see verbal volleyball with no desire for points to be scored. It's just meaningless pass the ball back and forth.
"Journalists have abandoned their responsibilities through a mix of indifference and a lack of gumption that leaves viewers and readers with no real idea of what is going on."
- Jon Stewart