Letters to the Editor

More ads get more news coverage

During the presidential race, a handful of media companies will make billions running half-minute ads on television. Half of campaign contributions will pay for the ads.

Now does it make sense that the candidates likely to bring in the most cash are the ones covered most by the media? Everything from questions asked during debates to the amount of coverage is being done to maximize profit -- not to help you make any rational choice.

Candidates are chosen on a bipartisan basis to eliminate the most experienced and the extremely different. What is left are cash cows who must resort to patronizing single states and mudslinging because of little difference in views.

If all candidates had equal coverage and primaries were held on on a single day, who do you think would win?

MICHAEL HAUSCHILD

Modesto

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