This piece belongs to the series "The Economist Swing-State Reports"
Produced by Ben Shapiro
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Posted on September 21, 2004 at 10:16 AM
Has public radio outsourced it's political coverage? For the poltically aware these pieces could sound like Swing States for Dummies; for that part of the NPR audience that's been under a rock for the last several months they could be a quick and dirty way to cover a somewhat overwrought subject. It's not the most imaginative way though. Without sound or interviews, they're almost full of too much information but very ably written and produced and delivered in a classy British accent of course. May I gently suggest that public radio provide a made-in-the-USA Battleground State Digest for the Economist in return for a series of audio letters from Darfur?