Magazine article Insight on the News

A Letter from the Editor

Magazine article Insight on the News

A Letter from the Editor

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Dear Readers,

Go figure: George W. Bush isn't so bad after all. At least that's the reading lately by the big boys and girls in the big media markets. Heck, maybe the Texan ain't so dumb either; he's shining mighty bright compared to Al Gore, who just can't seem to project his sensitive inner self.

What brings this to mind is prejudice -- the type practiced by the press and especially by the media mavens in Washington. Judging from the internal poll numbers glossed over by these newsies, people actually seem to like young Bush and they just don't like Gore. After months of trying to dissuade the American public to the contrary, the press reluctantly is starting to pay some attention to what the people are saying.

What's surprising about all this is that the general press still doesn't get the message: It's the news, stupid! People want the news delivered straight, and they want to know about the issues as well as the character of the candidate. …

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