Comments on: Presidential campaigns, sports writing, and the fine art of pretending http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/01/03/presidential-campaigns-sports-writing-and-the-fine-art-of-pretending/ Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:54:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: CivilDiscourse http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/01/03/presidential-campaigns-sports-writing-and-the-fine-art-of-pretending/#comment-607 Thu, 05 Jan 2012 14:53:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=464#comment-607 Imagine a news source that would occasionally say, “Today is a really slow news day so we have assigned all of our staff to work on stories that may be presented tomorrow or later. For now, we have the following music selections for you….”
I would tune in every day.

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By: MIKEROL http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/01/03/presidential-campaigns-sports-writing-and-the-fine-art-of-pretending/#comment-600 Wed, 04 Jan 2012 04:12:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=464#comment-600 The amount of money spent – by the candidates, the hucksters that back them, and the news organisations – which must total what? 100 million dollars???! – on an entirely irrelevant event such as the caucus among the Iowa Taliban, what if it were used to feed those who have to try to starve on one dollar a day?

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