At the gym this morning (and thanks for the inspiration, Captain : ) I was halfheartedly reading the script at the bottom of the muted TV screen tuned in to one of the news networks. The talk was about the hotly debated Big 3 bailout request.
On the subject of whether the executives would sell their company jets and fly home coach, one of the anchors mentioned that the news network was getting unusually high input through facebook, myspace and twitter.
Is it me or does twittering one's political ideas trivialize the whole process? It doesn't leave time for reflection. For research. For weighing and examining. For serious thought.
Of course popular feedback to media sources doesn't have a direct correlation to public policy. Yet. But one wonders, how close are we to no longer having a government based on the will of the people? Rather seeing it reduced to the whim of the people.