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Media Election 2008

Election Consuming The Lives Of Everyone I Know

Joanna Lamb Looby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joanna Lamb Looby

My formerly apolitical husband has a crush on Rachel Maddow (I know, who doesn't?), has taken to watching hours of political shows, and now that the Red Sox are in the playoffs, his TV to-do list is getting out of control.

Obsessive Compulsive Election Disorder Takes Its Toll

Barbara Dehn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Barbara Dehn

In this particular psychological response to variables, the person is unable or unwilling to tear themselves away from media coverage of the upcoming election. Ordinary people with no previous history of repetitive behaviors are suddenly checking polling websites every 1/2 hour.