American Elephants

A Heartfelt Plea to the Media… Shush! by The Elephant's Child

I keep wondering if there isn’t some other way to do this political campaign business. Can’t we find a way to let the media have their horserace, off somewhere else, while the rest of us struggle to get informed in reasonable peace and quiet.

I don’t need nor welcome constant polls, turning casually awkward phrasing into a career-ending crisis. Could we offer some kind of academy award for those who are the most compulsively fair and non-partisan?

The media is playing a different game, and it gets in the way. It’s like they went to journalism school with some weird idea of changing the world to suit their own preferences rather than to be the very best at straightforward honest information. Oh wait…


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