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.