When Christiane Amanpour took over ABC's Sunday political talk show This Week, I was hoping that her background in hard news and international affairs would make her different. No such luck. I caught the first few minutes of the show this morning, and all she could talk about, in reference to the Senate obstructing the president's jobs bill, was how it was a setback for the president.
Not a word about how continued lack of government action on jobs (in the face of big business sitting on piles of cash without hiring, and consumers either too broke or afraid of being broke to spend) is a setback, every day, for the country as a whole. We need jobs. Congress might be able to do something to help, but the Republicans are blocking every attempt. And the punditry class can only discuss how this helps or hurts candidates, not the effect on America.
Maybe in addition to occupying Wall Street, we need to occupy the media.