Saturday, January 01, 2011

Joan Didion's Political Fictions

Surprisingly readable, and fascinating in the aspects that haven't been covered by the traditional media.  I've been reading an electronic copy from the online public library (BTW, a great way to read books.  The downside is that the choices are OVERWHELMINGLY liberal - VERY few conservative books, no matter how high on the best-seller lists).

Joan takes a look at the way that politics is covered in election years.  She points out that coverage is driven by the electronic media - TV, cable, and the like, so much so, that the print reporters and the convention delegates are treated as "extras" in the show that elections have become.

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