The US elections may have wide-reaching consequences for the rest of the world – but I for one sick to death of hearing about the US ‘presidential race’ in Australian news coverage. You’d think we were the 50-somethingth state.
And, even worse, the US aren’t even up to the election campaign yet! And I swear, mere selection of candidates for each party seems to get more news coverage in and have far more hype and hoo-haa attached to it than the Aussie elections do in an entire 4 year term, let alone the official campaigning period.
This year, the “ooh, look a black man” and “ooh, look a woman” factor makes the endless commentary and analysis even more over the top. I don’t give a stuff if Oprah supports Obama or Clinton. Really.
Come on, either the Democrats will put forth an Obama/Clinton ticket or a Clinton/Obama ticket – its foreordained. Either way will make history, regardless of whether the Democrats win the actual election or not.
And, funnily enough, Australians don’t vote in a US election.
So, Aussie papers? Get this: If I want to know what is going on, I will get my information and commentary from US sources.