Tuesday, September 09, 2008


A standard knock against corporate media coverage of elections is that it resembles nothing so much as sports broadcasting--empty storylines about strategy (can USC stop the run? Can the Republican 9/11 machine dupe voters yet again?) , but nothing of substance. CNN literally cops with this graphic:

Seriously, it alternates between 'BALLOT BOWL '08' and 'CNN= POLITICS'. You can watch it here.

ADDING: Exhibit B: " In the heat of a campaign, operatives will pounce on any misstep and play to the referees over any arguable foul."


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