Friday, June 22, 2007

politics, meta-journalism and......

National politics are a little beyond this blog's purview. I am just passing this on for the political junkies as something they might not catch otherwise. On the question of Al Gore's latent campaign for president: FastCompany magazine has an article coming out on Al Gore that may be worth a read.

Not exactly a new question on my part... but could the loser in a close presidential race, after skipping the next election cycle altogher, come back to run in the midst of escalating national debate over a foreign conflict? hmm.....

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I mention this just because I am not sure there is a place in town for regular reporting on reporting. Here is another list where Pittsburgh does not show up. MSNBC has compiled a list of journalists who have donated to political campaigns, something that isn't illegal in any form though not generally considered appropriate. Here is the list and as far as I can tell, no local media outlet has anyone on the list. I'll let others consider what that means, if anything.

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and this has nothing to do with anything here.. more a personal 'small world' comment. I was listening to NPR last evening and all of a sudden I hear my freshman roomate in college commenting on a supreme court decision. It's near the end of this audio clip where you can hear the comments of Doug Berman (the William B. Saxbe Designated Professor of Law no less at the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University). I have no clue what it's about, but the punch line seems to be it's not good for Lewis Libby.

2 Comments:

Blogger Jonathan Potts said...

Your Nixon analogy is interesting. Unlike Nixon, Gore didn't suffer a humiliating election loss in the interim, like Nixon did when he ran for governor in 1962.

Still, if Gore had not lost under the circumstances that he did, I don't think he'd be seriously considered as a candidate. I just think it's harder and harder to get a second shot these days, even after skipping a cycle. Certainly, I can't imagine a modern Tom Dewey or Adlai Stevenson getting a major party nomination in two consecutive cycles.

Friday, June 22, 2007 10:21:00 AM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

who mentioned 37? ;-)

Friday, June 22, 2007 11:47:00 AM  

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