Monday, March 14, 2016

Go back to bed, America

Funny how so many media professionals whose jobs sorta, in a way, depend on the conceit that people care about politics also seem to agree that it's mostly none of your business.
The breathless coverage was reminiscent of the media’s palpable anxiety during the unrest in Ferguson and Baltimore. It’s a sense that things aren’t going according to plan, the sense that politics belongs in a split-screen on TV, not out in the streets.
Actually it's not quite so much a mystery. Mainstream press conceptualizes politics as less a participatory civic event and more of a consumer product.

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