Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
There was a special election in Georgia to fill the seat in Congress left vacant when Rep. Tom Price took the job of Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Trump administration.
News media is reporting it’s the most expensive congressional race ever, which proves we need campaign finance reform to prevent politicians from buying their way into office.
What they fail to mention is that Democrat Jon Ossoff spent five times as much asRepublican Karen Handel. The Democrat was the one trying to buy the election. Nobody in the media called on him to stop raising money before the election – they wanted a Democrat to win so they’d be able to claim the country was turning against Trump. Now that he’s lost after out-spending his opponent 5-to-1, suddenly the media is aghast at how much money is spent on politics.
Money, I might note, that is spent to buy advertising in newspapers and on television, which is the revenue stream that pays journalists’ salaries. Talk about hypocrites. No wonder nobody believes anything the media says.
Well – the smart people, anyway.