So it’s day two of my presidential politics-free week and I’m feeling a bit disconnected. Did something important happen yesterday? Did Palin flub another interview? Did Biden finally clock McCain in the jaw?
Tuesday, 7:23 PM: I officially regret making this ridiculous fast public. This is stupid!
Tuesday, 1:20 PM: I can’t believe how productive I’ve been this morning! It feels weird not checking the political blogs for updates every five minutes. Somewhere out there, somebody’s dissecting the latest McCain attack ad and I’m feeling left out!
Tuesday, 9:35 AM: With an election this important, it makes sense that the news would be at the forefront of every American’s mind. But this experiment has made me realize just how much presidential politics have saturated every aspect of the U.S. media with the informational equivalent of empty calories. This morning it was a struggle, but I cut out “Morning Edition” (NPR), The New York Times, and the political banter on Tom Joyner’s show. I wonder if I really missed anything.