Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Clinton lead shrinks, widens
In general, I tend to defend the media—a vibrant part of democracy, it's part of what keeps us from being Russia.
But sometimes I do feel a flash of the loathing that such a big hunk of the public seems to feel.
Such as Tuesday, when I read this headline, from The Hill:
Clinton lead shrinks to five points in national poll.
And then, a few hours later, this one, on Twitter:
Clinton expands lead over Trump to 13 points: Reuters poll.
So a lead that shrinks and widens, to either 5 percent or more than twice that, depending on who's being polled and who's doing the poll and who's doing the reporting, apparently.
Leaving us totally unenlightened.
All together now, repeat after me, the classic words of Christopher Marlowe:
"Why this is hell; nor am I out of it."