So I admitted in an earlier post that I really don’t follow politics, right? Well, this is largely due to the fact that I am an avid practitioner of selective ignorance – I purposely block or filter the glut of information pumped out by most mass media outlets. I don’t read the newspaper or any news magazines, and I very rarely watch television (and I can be pretty horrible w/email and voicemail too, but that’s another story). My primary news sources are NPR and the few Internet news headlines I subscribe to on my home page. Under normal conditions, these sources are sufficient for me, but given that it’s an election year, I’ve been feeling a little under-informed lately.
I don’t want to be the person that supports a particular candidate solely on the basis of race or gender, but I also don’t have the time (or frankly, the desire) to try and catch every debate or news show featuring one or more of the candidates. So what’s a girl to do?
Thankfully one of my internet buddies posted this link from the Washington Post yesterday. It features very in-depth profiles of each of the frontrunners, but my favorite was the ‘Choose Your Candidate’ quiz that presents you with candidates’ positions on crucial issues. During the quiz, you select the stance you most agree with, without having any idea which candidate said stance belongs to. Once you’ve selected, then you can see which horse you backed.
So, while I may not have time for news, I certainly have time for surfing and playing games on the internet….
That was a joke.