The Corner

Michael in The Morning

Bush is in England? The morning shows today were much more interested in the latest scraps from the Jacko table. Today’s celebrity-obsessed TV news is a double-edged sword for a president. Political advisers no doubt prefer Michael Jackson off-the-wall updates to harsh forecasts of how their handiwork is going to fail (or cause protesters to wail), but it’s also true that an event advisers might want to hype (like the Whitehall speech) get buried under the tabloid stuff.

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...


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