Blog Post: “Jocular Joe vs. hard-charging Hil”
In this article the author discusses the hot topic of who will be the next “Barack Obama” in 2016. The media has created a tight “race” between what they think are the next top 2 candidates: Hilary Clinton, former Secretary of State and Vice President, Joe Biden. Hilary has stated numerous times in press interviews that she is not planning to run again in 2016, and she has retired from the political business. So why does the media insist she is the next controversial presidential runner? Is the media creating their own news? Are they basing their hunches on actual evidence or assumptions? Does this Huffington Post have factual evidence, and is it relevant to the current political issues? It seems the article is highlighting the “what-ifs” because there is a lack of political news, with the 2012 election being over, and Obama being inaugurated last week. The country has just elected a president into office, and the media is already discussing a new one. Does this article present a form of bias, by telling the public that Hilary Clinton is in the running for the next president of the United States? The headline also states “Joe vs. Hil,” but mentions little about Joe and why they believe he is Hilary’s competition. Is this fair journalism, or sloppy speculation?