A good way to determine what is really going on during the Roberts nomination hearings in Washington, DC is to use the Internet. Try watching the hearings on C-Span (cable tv and online) to get the pretty much unfiltered content. It’s hard to find time to pay attention to it all. But isn’t this why we go to the media for excerpts, interpretations, and analysis? Bloggers and podcasters included. We’re simply filling a large need for new analysis and simple pointers. Like the URLs I’m dropping on ya. 😀
NPR (National Public Radio) is podcasting large parts of the hearings and then allowing pundits/experts to comment. http://www.npr.org/rss/pod/roberts.xml This is valuable but tricky. It’s really difficult for us all to make heads or tales of it all. You need good media literacy skills to keep up with what is going on. I wish a citizen journalist was in these meetings making recordings. I suppose I’d trust him or her more than NPR.
The Center for Reproductive Rights is also podcasting a comentary. http://feeds.feedburner.com/CenterForReproductiveRights You can also go to their main site and get several One Click podcast subscription links. (ala iTunes) It’s helpful to hear from the activist in the field and get their straight forward point of view.