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THE BOB FRANKEN COLUMN

 

Last updated 8/5/2020 at 12:09pm



In ancient history -- that is, before TV -- there was a gentleman’s agreement that the presidential electioneering didn’t really get underway until Labor Day. But how times have changed!

First of all, there are no gentlepersons left in politics, certainly no bipartisanship. The television news era, now known as the “good old days,” is made obsolete by antisocial media, where everyone has a worldwide megaphone and facts be damned. Meanwhile, campaigning goes on nonstop, a blurry round of constant demagoguery. No longer does it matter the seriousness of the issue. It’s all about how...



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