If you want see everything that’s wrong with our media and how it covers elections, just check out this clip from today’s episode of “Morning Joe” on MSNBC.
Nothing about which candidate is going to break up the big banks, nothing about how each candidate plans to deal with our trillion-dollar student loan problem, and certainly nothing about fast-track and the TPP.
Instead, just an endless back-and-forth about “likeability,” because why talk about issues that actually matter to people when you can talk about which candidates seem nicer than the others?
It’s the whole “who would you rather have a beer with?” thing all over again, and it’s just as meaningless.
It doesn’t matter whether someone is “likeable” or not. What matters is whether or not they care about issues that affect real people and whether or not they’re willing to fight for those issues, regardless of what the billionaires think.