It’s been fading somewhat since the Walter Reed and US Attorneys scandals came to light, but the insanely early coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign is unprecedented in its ridiculousness. It’s not the fact that it’s being covered that bothers me. It’s an important election with a lot at stake. It’s the fact that the media is only covering the horse race aspects of it this far out.
It’s much easier to cover a campaign than perform real investigative journalism. Campaigns gladly spoon feed news to the media to get their message out. But these messages are almost always short on substance, and the media’s not about to get all “thinky” and put the races in context.
Blargh. I’m boring myself. I’ll ignore the presidential race for a while. I might change my mind if Hillary really does leave a corn-free log in Iowa.
One last item, don’t forget the BFW contest of absurdity.
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