Monday, November 12, 2012

Campaign Reform

Take a Breath

“Do you know how much this country has spent on political advertising? A billion dollars. It’s a good thing our roads and schools are in awesome shape or I’d be mad. . . . 

“I’ve been trying to think of a way to fix our political system, because that’s my way of giving back. And I think I have the answer. It’s very, very simple: Ban all political advertising. We did this with cigarette advertising a few years ago. We as a society decided that cigarette advertising was bad for the health of the country, and I think political ads are ’way more toxic.” 

—Andy Borowitz, comedian and New Yorker contributor, “Countdown to 2012 at the 92nd Street Y, Oct. 24, 2012.   

• Editorial Comment: Silence is golden. Healthier, too.

Yesterday’s WORD: Did you miss yesterday’s WORDs from newspaper baron Roy Thomson, on the need for editorial content in his papers? Click here.

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