CNN buries the lede

CNN seems to think their job is to play highlights of the big game like ESPN when, in fact, it’s to make sure those who want to run the country aren’t lying and/or distorting the truth to suit their needs. It’s the fundamental role of the Fourth Estate in modern society to act as a check on those in power. Running highlight reels of the best zingers and constantly focusing on the strategy and mechanics of electoral politics does not fulfill that responsibility.

Obviously, I think the position of those two stories should have been switched.