We're Screwed

Media Matters wonders where the serious debates have gone

Not one question about renditions. The words "habeas corpus" have not once been spoken by a debate moderator. Candidates have not been asked about telecom liability. . . . But NBC's Brian Williams did ask the Democratic candidates what they would "go as" for Halloween.

Paul Krugman agrees that there's a problem:

Just 12% of stories examined were presented in a way that explained how citizens might be affected by the election, while nearly nine-out-of-ten stories (86%) focused on matters that largely impacted only the parties and the candidates.

How do we fix our broken media?


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