Keller @ Large: Media’s Job Is Not To Reinforce Political Bias

August 22, 2012 12:00 AM
Keller @ Large: Media’s Job Is Not To Reinforce Political Bias
" BOSTON (CBS) – If you’re one of the 90-percent or so of Americans who are not on Twitter, don’t worry, you’re not missing all that much.

Listen to Jon’s commentary:

Download: kelleratlargeaug222012.mp3

It can be kind of fun if you’ve got time to kill, and I find it useful in keeping up with the news cycle, but like the rest of the Internet, much of the Twitter stream is made up of readily-disposable foolishness.

But sometimes, you learn something from the nonsense.

Yesterday, alerting my Twitter followers to a story on the Senate race I had prepared for the six o’clock news, I tweeted the following about the impact of the Todd Akin story:

“Elizabeth Warren’s golden chance to dislodge Scott Brown’s indy halo – is she making the most of it?”

To which, I received the following response from a left-wing activist group: “Shouldn’t the media report that the Scott Brown ‘indy halo’ is undeserved?”

In other words, this group feels Brown shouldn’t be seen as an independent voice, as 49-percent of voters do according to the latest Senate poll "

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