Thoughtful piece from Thomas E. Patterson on how 10 major media outlets cover the 2016 election and what voters take away from the coverage on election day.
As the campaign enters its final stage, one might hope that the press will provide America’s voters with information that can help them better understand the policy choices they face in November. No doubt, the presidential debates will help focus the public’s attention on the differences in the Trump and Clinton platforms. Press coverage of past campaigns, however, would suggest that news stories will take voters’ minds in a different direction. There’s a distinct possibility that voters will go to the polls in November with “the wall” and “emails” uppermost in their thoughts.
I have a long held belief that the problem with elections has more to do with voters than with politicians.