Walter Wymer considers the role of the press during an election campaign.
The point is that reporters who cover politics know the politicians, their style, and their priorities. Rather than covering an election as if it were a horse race, educate voters on the leadership style of candidates, their political beliefs, and policies they will promote. Buyer’s remorse among voters leads to apathy, an unrepresentative government, and a weaker democracy.
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