Horse race journalism

by Chris Zappone

In interesting piece in the New York TimesThe Republican Horse Race Is Over, and Journalism Lost

American elections aren’t just a horse race – but a huge numbers game. See my earlier post on viewing the future in dark times.

This NYTimes piece underscores the failure of poll-driven politics and the reporting it engenders. Not only has the reporting been wildly wrong this year, such a focus on polls has pushed away needed political debate about the future.