Skip to comments.Chelsea Clinton fails Journalism 101 again on NBC's Rock Center'
Posted on 02/17/2012 4:16:48 PM PST by presidio9
Chelsea Clinton did her second report for NBC's "Rock Center with Brian Williams" Wednesday night, and it was just as flawed as the first. The learning curve does not appear to have bent one degree in the direction of growth.
This one-dimensional, under-reported, naive celebration of a charter school in Rhode Island was just as much of an empty-headed puff job as Clinton's first report on an after-school program in Little Rock.
And before you take to your computer to send an email telling me how mean it is for me to criticize this 31-year-old woman who has been given educational and workplace advantages generally belonging to the elite 1 percent we have been hearing so much about in recent months, let me say my criticism is not primarily directed at Clinton, but rather at NBC News, It knows the difference between jounalism and the silly crap she is doing.
Again, we were given only one side of a story without any room for any voice that would question Clinton's unsupported claim that "something special," which could serve as a model for urban education throughout the land, was happening in the charter-school classroom she and NBC News chose to shine a spotlight on Wednesday night.
Clinton presented the reading program at the school and "collaboration" with a nearby public school as big news -- if not without precedent. She never really documented the extent of that collaboration from the point of view of the public school administration. Once again, she took the words of the people she chose to champion without presenting anyone critical of them. And if you have a child in public schools, you don't need me to tell you there is unanimity of opinion on no program that is truly innovative.
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Ooooo...you’d better put some ice on that.
No they don't.
Wes Hubbel must be disappointed that his daughter isn’t fairing too well.
“This one-dimensional, under-reported, naive celebration of a charter school in Rhode Island was just as much of an empty-headed puff job as Clinton’s first report on an after-school program in Little Rock. “
A check of the Clinton parent’s work will also reveal that there’s nothing special there.
Beginning to wonder what - if anything - those vaunted law schools actually teach.
Wait a sec: NBC hired this 31-year old to be a journalist?
I thought they were doing the family a solid, helping groom her to take over Nita Lowey’s seat in Westchester.
I guess a degree from Stanford ain’t what it used to be.
Yes, but that is irrelevant. She is there to bring ratings, not do journalism. If she brings in viewers, she stays. If not, she goes. If she stays, she must be liberal, but her pedigree already guarantees that.
But gee I thought she was really “smart”. MAybe that dumb Sarah girl could give her some advice.
Never was. (Written as a UC Berkeley Alum) Seriously, Stanford has always had the rep that if you got in, and your parents could pay the tuition, you would always graduate. Stanford has had the rep pf never giving a grade lower than a "B" since the VN war.
The difference is that "silly crap" has an element of truth.
Only problem is they could single out any other network news reporter and make the same valid criticisms. But they like to focus their coverage on “celebrities” just to increase their sales. Yet they purport to be the esteemed journalists by which all others should be judged? While they’re writing their next great expose on the Kardashians?
She was padding her resume with this to eventually go into politics. She hasn’t done anything otherwise.
Move over, Steve! It's for the greater good!
Have they found this author’s body yet?
And why could he have been visiting Mena, Arkansas?
Dad’s name is Web...
Wes Hubbel must be disappointed that his daughter isnt fairing too well.
Now I am tired of this misconception about Chelseas real dad. Janet Reno would be very upset if she read your post.
If only my daddy where a democrat President, I could get plum jobs I’m not qualified for.
“Stanford has always had the rep that if you got in, and your parents could pay the tuition, you would always graduate.”
All highly selective schools have a very low drop out rate. You might be interested to know that the retention rate at Stanford is 98% and at Berkeley it’s 97%. So does that ‘argument’ come down to parent envy?
“Stanford has had the rep pf never giving a grade lower than a “B” ...”
Utter nonsense. One would think that Berkeley alum would be too smart to buy into that kind of absurd urban/campus legend. But, apparently, one would be wrong.
That morphing photo in #14 is CREEPY!
I’ve always thought Chelsea looked strange, as she doesn’t seem to share any of Bill Clinton’s features.
Clinton presented the reading program at the school and "collaboration" with a nearby public school as big news -- if not without precedent.
Why is "collaboration" in scare quotes, when he's using it for its obvious meaning? Doesn't he know that the charter school is a public school? Why the dash before the final phrase? All it needs is a comma.
She never really documented the extent of that collaboration from the point of view of the public school administration.
Garbledegook. Stop using "really" as your go-to adverb: it doesn't add anything. And "once again," all the schools under discussion are public schools.
Once again, she took the words of the people she chose to champion without presenting anyone critical of them.
What liberal "journalist" doesn't? And what is the antecedent of "them"? Is it "words" or "people"?
And if you have a child in public schools, you don't need me to tell you there is unanimity of opinion on no program that is truly innovative.
Take this sentence out and shoot it, and then lock the writer up in a room with Chelsea Clinton and no alcoholic beverages.
.... I guess a degree from Stanford aint what it used to be ....
Did she ever actually get a degree?
Or am I accurately informed that she has just hung out at the universities she has so far visited — but has not “attended?”
With a trust fund rumored to be approaching a net Five Billion Dollars, though, must be a bit hard to find any motivation down there on Earth?
I seem to remember reading that Slick attended her graduation.
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