I’m slapping my forehead after reading the results of a poll from the Pew Research Center. The poll asks, “Thinking back over the last week and the reporting of Sarah Palin’s background, do you think news organizations have given this story too much coverage, too little coverage, or about the right amount?”
43 percent said that there was too much coverage.
Only 7 percent said that there was not enough coverage.
It is astonishing to me that almost half of the American people, presented with a vice presidential candidate who has received very little national press attention in the past, and about whom there are huge gaps in information, declare that they wish there wasn’t so much information available about her.
Wherever I push to find more information about Sarah Palin, I find that there are serious questions about her record and background that aren’t being asked by mainstream journalists. There’s only been one major journalistic interview of Palin, and that was a coached, controlled and edited interview. But only 7 percent of Americans want to know more?
I don’t care if you’re Republican, Democrat or independent. When there’s a politician running for President or Vice President shoved onto the national scene for the first time with just a few weeks to go before the election, you ought to always want more information, not less.
I am terrified that the largest voting bloc in this election is going to be America The Willfully Ignorant.