Originally posted by: techs
It would be funny if it weren't so sad.
Almost no one talks about the POLICIES of the presidential candidates.
Its all about Obama's pastor or McCains age, etc....
What about the war? the deficit? our jobs going to China and India? our environment? our energy policy? our educational system? etc, etc.
Oh wait, Hilary just got a new haircut!
And Obama is wearing an American flag pin!
And McCain, well, no ones really paying attention to him. What did his wife do today?
Personally, I see the media covering a lot of policy. It often makes me cringe too. In short, it rarely seems that they know what the h3ll they are talking about. It's worthless. A little info in the hands of an untrained person is often a dangerous thing. IMO, most schooled in journalism are woefully unprepared to analyze complex legislation, whether the topic be taxation, health care or foreign policy. Whatever.
We end with people having nice writing skills, but not actually knowing what the heck they're writing about.
Things are very complex these day; really requires a team and a lot of time IMO. And if you're realy interested in the *full picture* just take the intiative to look for it. It exists; think tanks and policy centers exist for a reason.