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July 12, 2014

Clinton 2016 Coverage Is A Wild Ride On The Signal-To-Noise Rollercoaster

The 2016 contest has long been on like Donkey Kong. The only question is, is it going to be covered sensibly or not? There are some examples of sensible coverage. Why, just this week I had the pleasure of reading Patrick Caldwell's story describing how Clinton might interact with the various super PACs that ally themselves with her presidential ambitions. That's the sort of coverage one should likely file under "useful." Unfortunately, you can't have a signal-to-noise ratio without the noise. And since Clinton looms the largest over the 2016 landscape right now, coverage of her proto-campaign is full of it: "Why hasn't Clinton performed this banal task? What is Clinton going to do about this thing about which she can do nothing? When will Clinton wander onto this rug, so that it can be pulled out from under her?"

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