Mainstream media coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign so far has been mostly cynical and vacuous. Nine out of ten campaign stories ignore policy and focus instead on electoral tactics and the horse race, according a recent report from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism. It is disturbing to consider that most voters learn about candidates either from this shallow coverage or from nationally televised debates. (The first presidential debate of 2004 drew 63 million viewers.)Howie P.S.: Ari Melber sent me this article and specifically requested your input!
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Wednesday, July 18, 2007
"YearlyKos Sticks With the Issues"
ANDREA BATISTA SCHLESINGER & ARI MELBER (The Nation):