Charles Krauthammer

The media are letting us down in the run-up to the 2012 elections

The news media's lack of analysis regarding the policy proposals of the leading presidential candidates is disheartening. The media have relinquished their responsibilities to inform the public; instead, they have become entertainment impresarios, hailing the masses to the big top to see the bearded lady and the fat man. I don't see an ounce of intelligent coverage out there.

The public doesn't really need analysis of President Obama's 2012 platform. He is in power now, and whatever the public is getting from him now, it will get for four more years. If he has any ideas, he is proposing them now. There's no reason to believe he would withhold any legislation that would help the...