Watching Lou Dobbs and Bill Schneider on CNN today made me understand we are back to the old Muckraking era of journalism. Or maybe I've been oblivious and we never really left it?
I was so appalled to hear and see two old white men - both award-winning journalists - try to rake up dirt on Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. What they were talking about had no "legs" as they say in the media: not any real substance beyond what they tried to manufacture.
I'm not even going to dignify their dirt with characterizing it beyond saying - it was muck. It wasn't even real muck - they made up the muck! And people that rake up muck are Muckrakers.
Lou and Bill. Muckrakers. Go figure.