August 07, 2004

dying art

As the US sits between political conventions, Sister Joan has some thoughts on the media's role in all this.

Here's a couple of examples:

"In fact, discussion of issues is a dying art in the United States, if it ever existed here at all. For a country that prides itself on freedom of speech, we pay very little attention at all to the quality of the speeches we're free to make."

and,

"We have turned American politics into another kind of athletic competition rather than into a pursuit of philosophical and political possibilities."

Read the whole piece here.


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UPDATE: OK, so every once in a while a comment slips through. I can't leave or edit any, though. Strange...)

Posted by mike at August 7, 2004 08:34 AM | TrackBack
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It is really amazing lately how many people have commented that everyone on earth should get at least a partial vote on US elections. It will never happen, of course, but the impact on all of us is such that we should really have a say.

Posted by: robert on August 7, 2004 08:32 PM
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