Saturday, 19 July 2014

Emotions Boil Over on UP…

On today’s episode of MSNBC’s UP With Steve Kornacki, emotions boiled over between host Kornacki and guests Bernie Sanders and Steve Clemons. Discussing the Israel-Palestine conflict currently going on (a delicate subject to begin with), Sanders accuses Kornacki and Clemons of bias – basically, because they are somewhat critical of Israel’s tactics and (in their opinion) excessive use of excessive force. It’s an interesting example of the media style in the United States. I think Kornacki is absolutely right to slap Sanders down after the accusation, for two reasons: as Kornacki says, it’s his job to ask difficult questions (something he’s always good at), and secondly because Sanders was whining. Here’s the clip…

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