Standards and Practices

I’ve got a TV on in my office to keep track of what’s being said about health care – especially now as the candidates give multiple speeches a day at different spots around the country. It’s tough to find a station I can tolerate with the sound on for extended periods of time, but I mostly alternate btwn CNN and MSNBC. Just now, the following lower 3rd (that’s the text below the talking heads) popped up on the former:

Visting Grandmother
Will this help or hurt Obama?

I’m at a loss. Obama’s going to see his dying grandmother, and someone felt it appropriate to put together a segment on the political ramifications of that decision?

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