When you see polls like Conway’s on public ignorance about government, begin by laying blame at the media’s doorstep. Princess Diana’s butler gets a five-part interview on ABC, but the cabinet secretaries almost never surface. Even major newspapers and news magazines rarely report below the first tier of Treasury/Justice/State/Defense (and maybe Homeland Security).
Then there’s today’s elections (for governors in Kentucky and Mississippi, among other races). In watching CBS’s “Early Show” this morning, MRC’s Brian Boyd reports that the election news they spotlighted instead was…a Denver referendum which would require the city to adopt stress-reduction techniques.