Friday, July 30, 2004

Kruggie in da house

Paul Krugman has a great column today in the NYtimes. too bad what he's saying about the trilivization of the news media is a lost cause. the reality is that americans simply don't care about substantive issues. and it's not even as simple as saying its the "less intellectually gifted" members of the american public that don't give a crap about these issues. college educated americans don't even give a crap. i agree the media has a role in this, but the public is the primary driver of what's being shown in the news. if the news media began emphasizing policy issues rather than what presidential contender's daughter looks better in a bikini (GREAT question actually), most american's would tune out and instead see what riveting storyline was being pursued on the shopping network.

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