Framing by TV Journalists
Am I the only one who is getting sick of long, suggestive introductions and short, framing questions by journalists and media? In particular TV 'journalists' are extremely annoying, even from 'reputable stations', when they are starting an interview by giving their own 'summary' of the situation and their opinion about it, and then end with a few short, framing questions like: "Wouldn't you agree that .....?"
What happened to the good old days when a journalist was supposed to ask open questions? I am not interested in the opinions of a journalist; his function is to ask questions. If we carry on like this, the media in our 'free world' become far too powerful. I find this a scary thought, because in our western system we can nor should check or monitor the media, except themselves.