Video: 92Y Presents “A Year In Politics”

Last Wednesday Tina Brown and The Daily Beast hosted a round-table discussion with James Carville, Christopher Buckley, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski about the way this year’s electoral climate was influenced by issues such as emerging technologies, health care, Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, and of course, Glenn Beck.

Favorite part: Christopher Buckley denouncing the 24-hour news cycle and our faster means of communication by creating a hypothetical WW2 scenario where a CNN “asshole” comments on the Normandy invasion.

Forget about how emerging media shaped this election in a way that hasn’t been seen since the first televised Nixon/Kennedy debates, think of what a mess Vietnam would have been if our troops had access to Twitter.

Publish date: October 16, 2009 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT