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RE: Nader conference
Did any of you catch the PBS interview re: the DOJ decision? I forget who
the participants were, but the questioner seemed not to be able to ask the
right questions. There was also a short interview, last weekend I believe,
with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts interviewing Steve Ballmer. These two
seasoned political interviewers, who can be incisive in the political
arena, seemed not to know enough about the subject to ask the right
questions. Most of the answers were along the lines of...we do it for the
customers.....[right!]. I think this is a definite problem with the media,
only the tech writers know enough about the subject to be able to report on
it, there aren't a lot of them, and they have to cover the whole field.
>Guess you weren't there. I don't understand your message, BTW. It's
>No reporters I know are aligned to the Microsoft camp. A very, very few are
>paid by Microsoft, like MSNBC folks, but they try to do a good job of
>critical reporting anyway. All the reporters I know -- and I know a bunch
>-- are suspicious of the power of large corporations, including Microsoft.
>And Microsoft's enemies too.
>At 23:11 -0500 11/14/97, Erick Andrews wrote:
>>On Fri, 14 Nov 1997 18:57:27 -0500 (EST), Declan McCullagh wrote:
>>>Yep. Yesterday's panels were achingly boring. High point was the critic's
>>>noon summit (that Ralph tried to lure reporters away from by having media
>>>availability at the same time).
>>Gee, Mr McCullagh, I heard that there were so many reporters there that,
>>to be sure, Ralph Nader would have had a difficult time finding one
>>outside those aligned to (or paid by?) the MS camp. But then again,
>>I wasn't there or in the aisles.