A News Program or Reality TV?

Sun, 13 Jul 2008 20:37:34 +0000

I agree with Stan -- this post by Brad DeLong about his appearance opposite Grover Norquist on a BBC "news" program is a classic. If Norquist is the BBC's idea of a right-of-center expert on the challenges facing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the implications of those challenges for federal policy, then the BBC does not qualify as a news organization. And as a result I care as much for its continued existence as I do any other reality TV program, which is not much at all.