Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Quote of the Day (Molly Ivins, on the Problem With Political Reporting)

"There was a time when explaining how what the government does affects ‘ordinary people’ was considered political reporting. But reporters somehow became more fixated on the polls, the consultants, the horse race, and the partisan bickering; ordinary people pretty much fell off the screen. . . . The difference between one underassistant secretary and another assistant undersecretary is still turning people's lives upside down; indeed, it can be the difference between life and death." — Columnist Molly Ivins (1944-2007), Bushwacked: Life in George W. Bush's America (2005)

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