I, fascinated by the primary drama in spite of myself, read this post by Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone and wanted to applaud afterwards. He writes:
The media has done its best to turn a once-promising race into an idiotic exchange of Nerf-insults, delivered at rah-rah campaign events utterly indistinguishable from scholastic pep rallies. “If there’s policy in this race,” one veteran campaign reporter tells me with a sad laugh, “I haven’t noticed it.”
And while it’s tempting to blame the candidates, deep in my black journalist’s heart I know it isn’t all their fault.
We did this. The press. America tried to give us a real race, and we turned it into a bag of shit, just in the nick of time.
— Matt Taibbi, How Trivial Can the Media Make the Presidential Race?
UPDATE (22 Jan, 6:25 PM):
Saw this on the Daily Show and thought it applied. The last quote is dynamite.