The News is Abominable: UPDATE 1
UPDATE 1: Add third paragraph
I watched some Fox and CNN last night. Even NY1 news was pretty bad. NY1 ran a segment on Gillibrand, who, instead of the entirely and wholly unqualified Caroline Kennedy, will be appointed Senator for New York by the Governor. Instead of teaching us anything but a sentence about Gillibrand, NY1 took time out of New Yorker's lives to ask them if they knew anything. Naturally, like myself, they didn't. One person said she was very smart and knew her stuff. I know some people don't think that matters, but for me, this is essential! If she is smart, and knows her stuff, THREE CHEERS FOR GOVERNOR PATTERSON.
Except, of course, that he felt constrained to pick someone based on which reproductive organs they were born with.
NY1 calls Gillibrand a "conservative" Democrat. She is, according to VoteView, a centrist, the most centrist of all NY Congresscritters, a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, and to the right of all but about 20 House Democrats.