Thursday, November 04, 2010

Our weird media narratives

My impression is that the media tends to look at the act of governing as a lead into the real important act: the elections (as opposed to being elected as the prelude to governing). This pairs with the observation that pundits and media seems to have little interest in policy and but a lot in the theater and drama around policy.

So maybe I am reading too much into today's Time's headline :
King County votes may tip scales in Murray's favor

Just above this you see the graphic showing Murray already leading and just below the lead graph reports she is ahead by 25,000 votes. Which would indicate that the scales tipped have already tipped in her favor. Is this just bad English (Martha?) or perhaps an indicator of the Times desire to keep the drama alive b making it sound like Murray is trailing?


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