This is the 1st election in my lifetime when the entire pre-election season transpired with TV refusing to discuss any actual issues. On the few occasions when I saw somebody on TV try to enter into a discussion of issues (beyond just naming the issues), the topic was quickly changed. All the discussion was just about the 2
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It's now 100% so-called "breaking news", soundbites, gossip, and polls. And analysis thereof. No discussion of issues is permitted.
We can thank what they call "the news cycle" for this.
No, that's wrong... "the news cycle" is the mythical thing they invented to blame it on whenever they get criticized for being vacuous and always following the bouncing ball...