The media's influence in our political process is starting to scare me.
For example, has anyone else noticed that as soon as the lightbulb illuminated and the Obama campaign realized that Wright was a negative, the media suddenly started referring to Wright as "Obama's former pastor" -- like Obama fired him. What's curious is that the media all latched onto this at the same time -- like a memo went out telling them that official policy is that all Wright references now include the words "former pastor". It's like somebody decided that we need to drill it into the public's head that there is no link between Obama and Wright.
In another example, the idea of a gas tax holiday came up from McCain, and even Hillary supported the idea in her own fashion. But Obama said it's a bad idea -- and suddenly CNN is full of talking heads talking about how a gas tax holiday really isn't good for the country.
I think we've lost control of our media and they're actively campaigning for a political agenda. That doesn't bode well for democracy, 'cause we're transitioning from journalism to propaganda.