Election aftermath – the public’s eyes

“Wasn’t that great – thank God it’s over” seems to be an overly-simplified public sentiment in the wake of last week’s election.

The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press has published an interesting installment of its News Interest Index.

82% say they’re glad it’s all over.

55% say they’ve socked away a copy of the next day’s newspaper for posterity.

Americans seem to be sharply divided over a “favorite” political commentator. That guy Bill Oh on Fox is among the best-liked – and worst-liked.

60% of respondents failed to answer a question about their “least favorite” commentator.

My take? Noise. They’re making noise. On air personalities are looking for big pay checks. And we’re finally beginning to understand their words aren’t in the public’s best interests.

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