With November 2 fast approaching, mediabistro.com sat down with frequent TV commentator and Democratic strategist Donna Brazile to see how she’d grade the media’s performance in this year’s midterm election season.
“The one thing I would get rid of in the world would be hyper-partisan political pundits because I think they add more heat than light to the political debate,” she said. “They don’t provide critical analysis for issues like healthcare, where it’s important to inform the public about what’s at stake and how it impacts their lives — and not just disagree basically because your party doesn’t like it.”
As for how she avoids screaming at her peers on-camera, Brazile says she has one rule: speak directly to the people of… Nebraska?
“When I’m on TV, I’m not talking to just my anchor or my colleague on my right. I’m talking to America. I look into the lens and in my head, I’m talking to somebody in Nebraska. Why Nebraska? Why the Cornhusker State? I have no idea. But it feels like it’s a good place to talk to people.”