The ever-so-shrill, I-liked-him-so-much-better-when-he-stuck-with-economics Paul Krugman has a few suggestions for the press on how to cover the 2004 elections.
• Don't talk about clothes.
• Actually look at the candidates' policy proposals.
• Beware of personal anecdotes.
• Look at the candidates' records.
• Don't fall for political histrionics.
• It's not about you.
How totally naive. You won't get any ratings with that. Where's the horse race, the inside baseball, the validation of one's personal worldview? No wonder the guy toils in such obscurity.
Unfortunately, via Atrios, it looks like there ain't much hope for what Krugman hopes. Oh, well. Maybe in 2008.
Posted by Charles Kuffner on December 27, 2003 to Election 2004