So, it appears that OTM has now jumped the shark and is now simply a show about politics.
Instead of examining "the media" and, quite possibly, taking a look at the story that the media missed in this election, the show host (Bob Garfield), is simply an elite clueless NPR-type Liberal, who is using the show to bemoan the campaign and election of Donald Trump.
I suppose the host can have his opinions, but considering that they gave a free ride to Hillary and her campaign faux pas....the show has lost it's focus on being a straightforward examination of the media.
There ARE some questions OTM could pursue.
1.) How did the media miss the story that Trump's campaign was indeed resonating as much as it was.
2.) Why did the media spend so much time on "fake outrage" ("OMG, he said he would put Hillary in jail!")...that apparently didn't matter to voters.
3.) Why did the media give Hillary a pass on so many things about her character...and yet express outrage (shocked! shocked I say!), whenever Donald Trump would say something somewhat colorful?
4.) Did the media "take sides"? Wasn't it obvious they were rooting for Hillary?
5.) Is Garfield really advocating reporters go beyond the Who, What Where, When and WHhy...and start 'advocating' for candidates...and see their role as 'warning' the populous about 'dangerous candidates' (Garfields words).
I would love to see the show delve into some of these issues....instead of simply bemoaning the fact that the host never gave a second thought to the idea that Trump might be President.
Anyone else notice this trend on On The Media?