Max & Murphy: On Guns and Schools, You Might Hate Larry Sharpe’s Ideas. But He’s Got Some.

Sharpe for Governor

Larry Sharpe, Libertarian for governor.

The old saying is that time and space are a reporter’s cruelest editors, and while the Internet and 24-hour cable channels have eased those restrictions somewhat, they haven’t changed the fact that readers and viewers only have so much time in a day.

So how do you use that short segment of time you manage to get people to devote to educating themselves before voters? Do you address in some depth and detail the ideas of the people most likely to win–those from the two parties in which most New York voters are registered? Or do you try to be more inclusive, bringing in third party candidates, even if that means less focus on each individual hopeful?

That’s the real challenge facing editors in an election year. Not every journalist…

Original published: 2018-10-11 11:02:10 Read the full New York City News here

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