Friday, November 03, 2000

Am I being way too cynical to think that [vast amounts of money raised by U. S. Presidential candidates] + [increased need for candidates to advertise if the race is too close to call] = [built in reason for the large media corporations to commission polls and manipulate the news to make it seem that the candidates are running neck and neck]? Isn't there a conflict of interest if the news reporters can make more money on advertising if the race is close? Should they be allowed to charge for political advertising if they can manipulate the need for it?