Our Handicapped Press
“Part of what I find so jarring about the media’s insatiable appetite for polls right now is that it defies our past resolutions to go on a desperately needed diet. For all of my 30 years as a journalist, I’ve listened to reporters, editors and producers bemoan the ‘horse-race coverage’ of campaigns and exhort one another to be better come the next election and concentrate instead on issues, records, biographies, substance.
“Suddenly the apologies and exhortations are gone. We’re worse.”
—Frank Bruni, op-ed columnist, “Our Insane Addiction to Polls,” The New York Times, Jan. 23, 2016
• Editorial Comment: We’ll do better next time. Promise.
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