If you haven’t read Elizabeth Edwards OP/ED in the NY Times on the media’s role in this election cycle it’s a must read: Bowling 1, Health Care 0. I highly agree with Edwards’ closing paragraph:
If voters want a vibrant, vigorous press, apparently we will have to demand it. Not by screaming out our windows as in the movie “Network” but by talking calmly, repeatedly, constantly in the ears of those in whom we have entrusted this enormous responsibility. Do your job, so we can — as voters — do ours.