From Time Magazine on how traditional media arrange for a passive and befuddled public to think the way they want you to. The writer (a managing editor) references how news gets to be news in political campaigns--they decide (similar to what ESPN sees as its role--they decide what is sports news). Everything in the paragraph is wrong (especially about "their polls" which are easy to manipulate for a desired result). The pomposity is worse than I could've imagined.
(If you have any role, it is self appointed and imaginary).
(Not true. Just give the candidates a microphone and let them talk to the public).
(Polls are easy to manipulate in numerous ways-first on the subject matter, second on what questions, third on their wording, fourth on the respondents you choose, etc.)
- and making big stories out of trivial ones.
Time Magazine says they are the message. This is what they think.
- It's disingenuous to say we're just the messenger,