Obama a Cash Cow for Media

Nov 17, 2008  •  Post A Comment

The Washington Post’s Howard Kurtz talks about the media cashing-in on Barack Obama’s historic election win and his upcoming presidency. Kurtz cites NBC’s upcoming DVD, “Yes We Can: The Barack Obama Story,” upcoming books on the election from ABC and USA Today and HBO’s documentary on his campaign as examples of the media striking while Obama’s still hot. “What’s troubling here goes beyond the clanging of cash registers,” he writes. “Media outlets have always tried to make a few bucks off the next big thing…But we seem to have crossed a cultural line into mythmaking.”
—Christopher Perez

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