Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Poor Media Coverage Is Our Fault

The fact that a video of Hillary Clinton crying may have won her the New Hampshire primary is frightening. Defiantly not the best way to pick the next leader of the free world. People like Paul Krugman like to complain on how the media focuses on personal issues instead of actual content when covering political campaigns. He's right that we would be better off is people considered policy and not personality when choosing who to vote for. But the fact that the video of Hillary crying and others like it instantly rise to the top list on youtube show that this is the type of coverage that people enjoy watching. It may not be the media's fault.

P.S. I don't find the Canadian media or political process any better.