The No-News News

Headlines scream that the Anchorage Daily has endorsed Barak Obama for president, thereby overlooking Alaska’s own governor, Sarah Palin.  What a blow to the Republican ticket — even her own state’s leading newspaper doesn’t endorse her!

Of course, since 88% percent of American journalists identify themselves as Democrats, what else would anyone expect?  But as long as it perpetuates the illusion that the election is a runaway for Obama, we’ll hear about it, at full volume, as often as possible.

The danger of self-fulfilling prophecy to the democratic process is disturbing.  But as long as the electorate are willing to allow the baises of the newsroom shape their perceptions it may be inevitable.

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