chapter  10
The Winner Take All Media: The Fourth Estate Sells Out
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Like the politicians and their campaigns, the media also follow the straitjacket dictates of Winner Take All. Indeed, the media has systematically shut out political candidates that are judged by editorial boards and TV producers to be nonviable, even if those candidates have sound ideas and legitimate credentials. In the process, voters are robbed of opportunities to hear stimulating political debate, since they only hear from the media’s anointed candidates.