John Kerry: Media Should ‘Not Give Equal Time’ (To Views He Disagrees With)

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In discussing the debt ceiling debate, Senator John Kerry said Friday morning that the media “has got to begin to not give equal time or equal balance to an absolutely absurd notion just because somebody asserts it…”

On Friday morning, in an interview on MSNBC’S Morning Joe, Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), was openly critical of the media’s coverage of the debt ceiling debate. Specifically, Kerry spoke of fiscal conservatives’ influence in the debate.

“The media in America has a bigger responsibility than it’s exercising today. The media has got to begin to not give equal time or equal balance to an absolutely absurd notion just because somebody asserts it or simply because somebody says something which everybody knows is not factual,” Kerry said.

“It doesn’t deserve the same credit as a legitimate idea about what you do. And the problem is everything is put into this tit-for-tat equal battle and America is losing any sense of what’s real, of who’s accountable, of who is not accountable, of who’s real, who isn’t, who’s serious, who isn’t?”

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