Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A Continued Breath of Fresh Air

Last night Rachel Maddow showed everyone, yet again, how the media should behave.

This time, Rachel interviewed Richard Cohn of the International Healing Foundation. Cohn says that he is an ex-homosexual who is now working to help council other gay members of society out of their feelings and into heterosexuality.

Maddow was her usual polite self, letting the guest make his points, but used preparation, facts, and uncomfortably probing questions to destroy Mr. Cohn. This is precisely how the media should operate. Journalists should ask tough questions without worrying weather the guest likes them, call the guest on blatant lies and use facts to challenge the guest when they simply make things up.

Here is Maddow's full interview of Cohn. It is a thing of beauty and it is an understatement to say that we need more of this in order to move society forward.

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