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Re: “Media Note: Reporting the Personal Side of Politics

Did H. Brook Page really play a part in the movie Ground Hog Day?

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Posted by Jim59 on 12/04/2014 at 10:22 PM

Re: “Media Note: Reporting the Personal Side of Politics

Galloway could be investigating why the Dodge family, who live right next door to Shumlin, have a Shumlin For Governor sign on their front lawn. I think that would make for a good story. But no. Galloway wants to focus on sex. Cause sex sells, right Anne? And you have to worry about sales, which means you have to think about sex, don't cha, Anne?

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Posted by Jim59 on 11/03/2014 at 9:29 PM

Re: “Media Note: Reporting the Personal Side of Politics

So every adult newspaper writer in Vermont knew about this relationship and, using their better judgment, was willing to let this one aspect of the Governor's personal life be personal. So they didn't go after that topic. Ms. Galloway, however, desperate for some fame, takes the juvenile approach and asks lots of questions about Mr. Shumlin's girlfriend. Galloway somehow believes her readers will be titillated by her "undercover" reporting. But the fact is, Vermonters are repulsed when a reporter starts asking, "Who is your girlfriend?" and "Who do you sleep with?" Those kinds of questions don't rise to high journalism, and Vermonters know that. It's sad when, after being caught with her hand in the proverbial tabloid cookie jar, Galloway tries to defend her article. Now that Galloway is investigating who's dating who, and who divorced who when, what can we expect from Galloway next? An in depth report about Phil Scott's personal/marital life? An article about Thomas Jefferson's personal/marital life? Kate is an awesome person. And Anne, your membership in the Investigative Reporters and Editors Society should be yanked. This is the sort of sleazy reporting that reporters do just before they stoop an inch lower and start making up fictitious stories. Forget the Pulitzer this year, Anne.

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Posted by Jim59 on 11/03/2014 at 9:02 PM

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