You want your horse-race journalism? Politico has your horse-race journalism. The headline atop its site right now reads "Experts see double-digit Dem losses." Big, bold type for a big, exciting story about an election that is still more than 400 days away.
There are types of horse-race journalism that make sense. Learning about Chuck Grassley's primary challenge, for instance. But asking prognosticators to project an election that's more than a year in the future? That's just political entertainment. It's not news. It's news-entertainment. It looks like news, and it appeals to people who think they're interested in news, but it's fundamentally a way for junkies to have fun during the workday.
August 31, 2009; 5:28 PM ET
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