Arianna Huffington on the Punditocracy and the Next President

Question: The pundit-ocracy labeled Bush a dolt and Clinton morally bankrupt, what will the next President be?

Arianna Huffington: Well, I think the main issue is going to be how is this Democrat going to govern? You know, there are many multiple crises the country’s facing, both domestic and foreign, and being able to extricate the country from Iraq, deal with the real threats of terrorism, while at the same time turning the economy around, is going to be some of the primary challenges that the Democratic President, I hope, will be facing. And I think what we need to do, those of us in the new media, is make sure that we hold the traditional media accountable, and hold their feet to the fire in making sure that whatever they’re saying, that it reflects reality. I mean, that is really our greatest battle is to tell the truth to the American people, and insist that the mainstream media tell the truth, as well. Because in the end, what the Right has done, is not so much to be at war with Progressives and Democrats, but to be at war with facts, with reality, with truth. And if we can keep exposing that, and- that’s all we need to do.

Recorded on: May 9 2008

Traditional media has to be made accountable for what it reports.

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