MSNBC’s David Shuster is in some hot water for comments he made about Chelsea Clinton. They were inapproporiate. He knows it and has apologized.
But this raises the issue of the flame-outs we are seeing in many quarters of this presidential race. The innuendo, harsh attacks, Fox News style bravado that demeans the potential quality and importance of this election seems more pervasive.
I have some other stuff that has kept me off-line today, but I’m sure many of you have views on not only this Chelsea Clinton incident but also about the deterioration of serious political commentary today.
Maybe it’s always been this way or perhaps the trends are well known to just about everybody, but on some level, the tabloidization of serious news seems to me to be getting worse.
— Steve Clemons