As Elizabeth herself says:
FOR the last month, news media attention was focused on Pennsylvania and its Democratic primary. Given the gargantuan effort, what did we learn?
Well, the rancor of the campaign was covered. The amount of money spent was covered. But in Pennsylvania, as in the rest of the country this political season, the information about the candidates’ priorities, policies and principles – information that voters will need to choose the next president – too often did not make the cut.
Frankly, I don’t care what Obama’s former preacher has to say about anything. I would far rather hear from Obama and Hilary – in depth, about how they would deal with congress, with health care, with education, and with diplomacy.
Instead, we get the distasteful spectacle of a non-candidate’s harangues being given more attention then the candidates themselves! I have some strong opinions as to what may motivate that old man to hog the limelight; so much so I will not even use his name.
The main stream media should not cater to such a circus and waste precious communications media when real information is NOT being conveyed about the candidates themselves.
It is time that you and I demand more from newspapers and radio then a glorified soap opera.