FEED: Watching the Horses, Missing the Race

The New York Times ran an editorial last weekend analyzing political campaign coverage that’s worth a read for anyone interested in the election and how politicians do what they do. Columnist and author Sasha Issenberg asserts that the tools of campaigners have far surpassed reporters’ sophistication in covering them.

… the press’s fascination with strategic calculations and gamesmanship well exceeds its ability to decode the tactics underneath. We may be covering the horse race with more bytes and airtime than ever before, but we’re looking at the wrong part of the track and don’t know how many legs are on a thoroughbred.

Read more here: http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/01/why-campaign-reporters-are-behind-the-curve/

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