Two Weeks of Political BS Is the Last Thing We Need Right Now

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A shoutout to the Americans who can’t stand party conventions

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE O ne of the worst things about working in political journalism is that every so often you have to listen to politicians talk for extended periods of time.

I can’t stand presidential debates, especially the too-numerous and too-crowded ones that take place early in the primaries. Issues are boiled down to sound bites; misrepresentations and errors run rampant; the candidates talk over each other and ignore their time limits; the discussion afterward is consumed by pundits scoring the most intemperate arguments that were made and offering “fact checks” that are often as biased and ridiculous as the assertions they’re meant to evaluate.