It seems that currently the journalism surround politics is merely trying to get personages to comment on the comments of other personages. Someone makes an off-the-wall comment on a Sunday morning talk show and then “reporters” scurry around trying to see if they can get other politicians to comment. If they can’t they get “pundits” to comment, pundits being people who comment on other peoples comments.
It seems as even the President’s Press Secretary’s job now is to comment on other politician’s comments. Sheesh.
Commenting on another’s comments doesn’t make a conversation, nor does it make a discussion or an argument, or really anything.
Could our journalists actually try asking a few questions of the commenter? Do they have proof of their claim? Do they have evidence? Or are they just stirring the pot? How about trying to verify the veracity of the claims made and then confronting the claimer if they prove invalid?
How about doing the job of a journalist instead of that of a debate moderator?