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Media Too Focused On Civics To Appropriately Examine Whore-Banging

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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Politico's Michael Calderone takes note of a Project for Excellence in Journalism study showing that the media spent almost as much time focusing on Eliot Spitzer and his hobaggery as it did on the presidential campaign by a score of 27 percent for the campaign to 23 percent for the hobagging. It's hard to read these numbers and not conclude that something is seriously wrong with the way the media chooses to cover a story: The governor of one the largest states in the country was busted for fucking hookers. The only time it should have been appropriate to mention Hillary Clinton during all of this would have been in reference to her philandering husband.

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