March 11th, 2010
04:36 AM ET
11 years ago

Kennedy: National press corps 'despicable'

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-Rhode Island, blasted national reporters Wednesday for focusing on trivialities instead of the war in Afghanistan.

While delivering a speech, Kennedy spotted only a handful of reporters sitting in the press gallery overlooking the House floor. But because House floor debates are televised, reporters often monitor the proceedings from their desks outside the chamber where they can more easily take notes and work on computers.

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  1. Eugene, Tampa

    About time someone on Washington got passionate about our government. All the current senators and representatives are much to busy going to Hawaii for "strategy meetings" or flying friends and family on military jets at our expense. Vote all of them out!!

    March 11, 2010 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  2. Doraine Gordon

    Patrick Kennedy is absolutely right about the Media. The reporters are so busy reporting trivial stuff that they never focus on the real news. I wish they would get off Sarah Palin and onto someone who is acually doing the country some good. The Media picks one subject and runs it into the ground while they ignore everything else. I sometimes think it was better when the public got less news about what all is happening. At least back then we got the real truth. Nowadays if they don't know the truth they just make it up.

    March 11, 2010 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
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