Newswatch: Being Candid About Deception

By common consent, this has been a sorry campaign. With Super Tuesday's passing this week, it is dawning on the public that instead of being turned off by all the candidates, it now must recognize that one among them may be the next President. As the campaign enters this new phase, one reassuring fact goes unrecognized: how well the press is doing at showing the campaign as it actually is.

Theater is the clue to understanding how we are choosing the successor to our first actor President. This may be one of Reagan's lasting legacies. Onstage the candidates offer performances of...

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