by Patrick Appel
Bernstein provides a "general news-followers guide to any kind of fast-breaking story, especially those taking place in foreign nations":
I have no position on the best choices for President Obama and Secretary Clinton, but media-watchers should remember that there's usually a media bias here in favor of action. Action may or may not be appropriate; it's worth remembering that during the most successful mass outbreak of democracy ever, in 1989, President George H.W. Bush was criticized for being overly cautious in his public statements. Again, I don't have any suggestion of what's best to do, but remember that sometimes doing as little as possible (especially publicly) can be an effective strategy.
We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to email@example.com.