June 03, 2003

Political reporting as trivia

"1:30-1:45: Rewind Ace Ventura" - Who gives a hoot what the politicians’ positions are? Let’s talk about their odd but ultimately meaningless personal habits! Even more depressing: the vicious cycle in which his opponents, sensing the media’s interest in such banal minutae, are using it to differentiate their candidates. What’s next: “Joe Lieberman uses ‘Aqua Velva’, clearly a more decisive and thoughtful choice than Edwards’s use of ‘Old Spice’.” AUGH!

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