Why have a democracy?
Josh Marshall, writing
about the 2010 elections:
... press failure to report the policies the Republicans are actually running on can pretty much be assumed. It's happening now.
If people don't know anything beyond slogans, what kind of results do elections produce? Random, "intuitive", non-rational policies are a sure result. No wonder some people, watching the process, are disinclined to vote.
Wrong question. Why have a press?
They bury Democratic scandals so deeply that Illinois Democrats discovered -- the day AFTER the primary -- that they had nominated a wife-abusing child-support-deadbeat scumbag who cut up his live-in prostitute girlfriend with a knife for Lt. Governor. Why don't they discover this before the primary? Because he is a Democrat and the press reflexively buries Democratic scandals. Like Edwards.
As for Republicans, the press simply buries the fact that they even have policy proposals and agendas -- so that they and Obama can make the false claim that Republicans are just saying no and aren't offering any alternative proposals. Come November, the press will suddenly discover that the Republicans actually do have ideas and an agenda. Who would have thought it?!
So why even have a press?
Don't put yourself down like that, DPT. You can do better if you try harder.