Beg to differ:
Michael Lind has a good essay
in Salon about how cable television has ruined political debate. But he goes on to write:
The obsessive news junkies would rather watch Terry McAuliffe debate Dick Morris the 10,000th time than watch a progressive philosopher debate a conservative theorist about the purpose of markets or the meaning of democracy. Who in the world would want to watch either McAuliffe or Morris?
Those guys are "change-the-channel-now!" personalities. I cannot imagine that even an "obsessive news junkie" would watch those knuckleheads.