This video is pretty funny just because McCain was so bad last night.
But that’s not why I am posting it. I am posting it because it provides a good overview of how television media covers politics. It’s all about the game, the speeches, the backdrops, the teleprompter, etc. It’s all about the sport.
If you watch TV news all day every day, you’ll know everything about the details of the campaigns and their strategies. But you still won’t know much about the issues, the news, the details of events.
You’d probably know that McCain has mixed up Sunnis and Shiites a few times during the campaign. But you probably wouldn’t actually know the distinction yourself. That’s not part of the game so who cares?