The American And Political Journalists Essay

761 Words Apr 4th, 2016 4 Pages
AKRON, OH— Famous American and political journalists P.J. O’Rourke and Carl Bernstein took the stage at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall on March 31, 2016 to discuss current U.S. political and economic issues. Their performance was apart of the John S. Knight Foundation’s lecture series hosted at The University of Akron. Anxious guests talked amongst themselves until the President of The University of Akron, Scott Scarborough took the stage at approximately 7:42 p.m. to explain the night’s roadmap and introduce the evening’s moderator, Dr. John Green. Before talking politics, Dr. John Green, Director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute and Interim Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences, introduced the two speakers. Rather than diving into the discussion, both O’Rourke and Bernstein opened the evening with personal political statements. Most notably, Bernstein focused his statement on the email scandal concerning Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. In June of 2007, Bernstein published a biography on Clinton, entitled A Woman in Charge, which was mentioned several times during his satirical opening. Setting himself up as an adamant supporter of the Clinton presidential candidacy, Bernstein took jabs at presidential candidate Donald Trump saying that though he “wants to make America great again, he doesn’t have a single clue how to do it.” According to Bernstein, the mass media has shifted society’s attention onto less important concerns, “that…

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