On the eve of the most crucialest of all crucial votes in this media-obsessed rollercoaster of a Democrat presidential showdown – also known as the Pennsylvania primary – I wanted to turn attention to a major example of in-your-face media bias provided in coverage of the event.
CNN contacted students in several political clubs at Penn State to arrange for the interview and two weeks ago their cameras and crews arrived at the university to film the segment with the on-air personality.
21-year-old journalism student Chelsea Brown, though, was less than impressed by Sanchezâ€™ bellicose confrontations during the taping with several of the students including herself. I spoke with Miss Brown after the interview and she told me was offended and shocked by Sanchezâ€™ lack of professional comportment.
This is just a snippet of the student testimony provided in the story. The good news is that Sanchez and his crew later apologized.
But the reason I decided to link to this story was to highlight Warner’s example of true citizen journalism, making actual phone calls and doing original reporting. That, and the fact that the subject of his story was Penn State University.
I haven’t been back to “dear old State” in the 7 years since I walked away with a dusty degree, but I’m glad to see there’s still some interest in a reasonable political debate – at least from the students CNN attempted to badger, er, interview.
Good work, Warner.