Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Cluelessness '08: Circling the drain

Q: Are there actually stupider ways to organize campaign coverage than by presidential candidates' home state?

A: Glad you asked! Yes, there are several. And one of the stupidest is organizing campaign coverage by the likely presence of talk-show hosts.


Blogger Doug Fisher said...

Sorry, Fev, gotta disagree with you. This was big news here -- it was the stuff people were talking about over the water cooler and coffee pot (I know because I heard them).

We risk ignoring that reality at our elitist peril.

If you are objecting to the top-of-the-fold play as compared to to other campaign coverage, well, that might be good for discussion. But then again, Ric Flair's campaigning for another candidate got play, too. It's the way it is in these parts.

2:17 PM, November 30, 2007  
Blogger fev said...

I can see an "everybody's talking about it" point, to an extent. But I wonder if it isn't just taking all the stuff we know is wrong with primary coverage and making it worse.

Of course, in these parts, we got no campaign, we got no candidates, and some of us got no delegates. So I'd settle for Ric Flair (tho I'd rather have Wahoo McDaniel)

8:11 PM, December 01, 2007  

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