Same day Analysis of Candy Crowley's State of Union show June 3rd
I am planning to do same day analysis of the Sunday talk shows. I will critique the shows explaining what's wrong with them and occasionally what's right, why the American people cannot understand the issues as presented by the mainstream media and what they should have done instead . I will identify the solutions and principles involved.
This show June 3rd Show is a good example of what's wrong.
It focuses on the horse race, the political strategies of the competitors, the evaluations on how good or bad political leaders are doing and speculation on future results without attention to the problem or issue in question and what is the right solution. Solutions are all that can help the American people, thus, a robust debate on the issue is what is required in order to get to, the bottom line.
Playing politics by accusing the other side of playing politics
is a recurring theme in these talk shows. Examples: Obama accuses the Republicans of playing politics, and thus plays politics by accusing the other side of playing politics. Candy does not realize that Obama is doing what he accuses the other side of doing. She also quotes former President Clinton when he says that the difference between Republicans and Democrats is that the Republicans want to divide and conquer Where as the Democrats, want to work together. Is this statement divise? In both cases, the politician is in impuning the motives of the other side and making ad hominen attacks , instead of discussing the issue.The irony is that they are guilty of the very same thing they accuse the other side of.