Monday, July 23, 2007

Voters Are Stupid And Crazy And Sucky

The contempt that the media is heaping on the "YouTube debate" - even from its sponsor, CNN - is truly bizarre. Paraphrased from what I just heard on NPR is typical:

2 minutes of ridiculous sounding questions.

"The YouTube debate has become a magnet for freaks, conspiracy theorists, and self-promoters....

...full disclosure, most of the questions were serious and I had to wade through hundreds of questions to find the wacky ones..."

I don't really think there's anything especially awesome about the idea, but the desire to paint anyone who gives a shit about politics as some sort of "freak" is disturbing.