This ‘intensely stupid election’ August 14, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
I think the line above from Jim Newell about the US election and in particular the Foley/Mateen stories is absolutely spot on. It’s not that the election is unimportant. Anything but, but as a campaign, in terms of how it is conducted it is indeed intensely, tooth-grindingly stupid. And an incredible waste of energy, money, resources. Worse again, as Newell points to, is the nature of the coverage. As he says:
It’s not like we don’t have plenty of other genuinely scandalous material to work with this year.