Matthew Yglesias, Vox, November 2, 2016: Mass media has utterly failed to convey the policy stakes in the election
Yglesias addresses an issue that we have discussed before in this website. The for profit media has failed to inform the public of the policy issues of the day critically important to the future of our country. Instead they are opting for what I would call tabloid journalism. As Yglesias points out, "A recent study showed that network television news has dedicated more minutes to Hillary Clinton’s email server than to all policy issues combined."
The fact that the race is close as it is a testament to the success of the for profit media in sensationalizing trivial stuff that doesn't matter to the well being of our country. That and the success of Republicans to fear monger and distort. The Republican establishment has a friend in the corporate media that needs a close race to maximize their profits.