It's What They Do
It's What They Do -- One of my top
The Player: We're more of the love, blood, and rhetoric school. Well, we can do you blood and love without the rhetoric, and we can do you blood and rhetoric without the love, and we can do you all three, concurrent or consecutive, but we can't give you love and rhetoric without the blood. Blood is compulsory. We're all blood, you see.The connection to the election is the mainstream radio and TV's obsession with the "blood" -- with the polls, the gotchas, the soundbites, the snipings, and the 30-year-old irrelevancies on both sides. There is so little out there about the issues that relates and redacts either or both sides' agendas and claims. (An exception is a recent series on NPR -- RealAudio required -- that I caught this week during the commercial breaks on Stern.) What we the people what (and need) is information useful to understanding why we're voting for or against someone.
R (or G): Is that what people want?
The Player: It's what we do.
But that's what we want. That's not what they do.