I am sure many people wonder why I do not post any election race news items on the TVNL news page. Well I have a well founded reason for not doing so; it is not real news.
If I were to ignore the illegitimacy of our election process and pretend that polls were actual reflections of public opinion I would be lying to you. We do not elect our officials any more for the most part. Decisions about who may even run for office are made by people other than the voting public. Presidential candidates must be approved by the Council on Foreign Relationsm, not by the voting public (can you say “Howard Dean?”), and we have a rigged computerized voting system.
So if I report news about who is leading in a poll I would be pretending that the system was legitimate. It is not; but my reporting is. To report election news without ensuring the legitimacy of our electoral process would be nothing more than a deception.Â Think about it!