In my rather strange media career, I have had the chance to do interviews with some rather high-profile newsmakers in some sticky situations. While my weekend podcast discussion with conservative/libertarian talk show host Glenn Beck was not the most publicized that I have ever done, it may have been the most fascinating and important.
If you care even a little bit about our dysfunctional media machinery and broken national dialogue, I urge you to listen to all forty minutes of it. If you do, you will be way ahead of many of those who commented on it.
I figured that, of the many potentially headline-worthy moments in the unusually frank discussion, the most click-freindly subject would be Glenn criticizing former Blaze host Tomi Lahren, saying that, if it had been up to him, he would have fired her from his network on the first day he met her. It’s just impossible for the media to resist the catnip of a male media star taking on a young hot babe (heck, even TMZ picked it up).
I obviously get how the business works, and that is certainly a legitimate news story which deserved some coverage (it is, after all, part of why I asked him the question). There was SO much more of note in the interview, however, and it seems like most people even missed the ball even when they weren’t distracted by the pretty cheerleader on the sideline.