April 20, 2012
During a presidential election year, I tend to watch the news much more often than usual. This doesn’t seem to make me any better informed, the news outlets seldom provide more useful detail than I can glean scanning headlines and blurbs in Google News. I watch as a guilty pleasure. It’s like professional wrestling dressed up in a suit and tie with hyped-up rivalries and dramatic outrage over trivial matters. It is entertaining theater, even if it doesn’t seem to lead to particularly effective government.