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{Empty title} | The Nation

It took genuine courage for Senator Obama to seize the moment--in real-time, in front of millions of citizens--to tell the "interviewers" how inappropriate their tawdry tabloid tactics really were. How gratifying to see Nation columnists signing onto the journalists' letter of protest to ABC, and how dismaying--though unsurprising--to see (as of April 21) not a single name representing the networks or, for that matter, the NY Times or Washington Post. Gibson and Stephanopoulos do us the service of demonstrating what we should expect from the mainstream media.