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Americans super-informed of candidate finances, entirely unaware of candidate positions « The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith

Americans super-informed of candidate finances, entirely unaware of candidate positions

Thursday, November 8th, 2007 - 9:14 am PST

Thanks to the US mainstream media’s singular obsession with comparing how much money the various 2008 presidential candidates have raised, average Americans have found themselves unwitting experts concerning up-to-the-minute info about candidate finances, while remaining entirely in the dark as to any political positions that differentiate the candidates. Said one TV news viewer in Billings, MT, “I’ll probably vote for Clinton since she has raised the most money. You need to have the most money to win, and she has the most money, so I’ll vote for her.”