There is something very appealing right now about the idea of a “time out” from campaign coverage. And the idea that this period of quiet reflection for voters prior to November 4, “without media interference,” might be achieved simply by the local paper ceasing political coverage during this time is also appealing (Chris Matthews, poli-bloggers, radio talkers, local TV news anchor and national newspaper reporter stalking swing voters on the street, cable news satellite truck parked in front of my house, you don’t even exist!)
The Centennial Citizen, the Englewood Herald the Highlands Ranch Herald, the Littleton Independent, and the Lone Tree Voice will resume their regular “interference” in readers’ lives
November 5 “with Election Day” (some eleventh-hour “interference?”)
Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.