This is so well put danah. Thank you for taking the time to write this. I think many of us are in total agreement with you about the media circus. I pray that people who are Libertarian and Green realize that if they vote for either of these two people then the Supreme Court nominations will be made by a Republican and we already have three extremist fundamentalist Judges residing there. Please don’t let that happen. The media have played such an important part in constantly repeating Mr. T’s lies over and over and over, until people believe them. (By the way, Hitler’s propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels said: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” This is what the right is doing to Secretary Clinton. Almost all of their claims about her lying are FALSE. Check it out on Politifact. Lets look things up and not believe what comes from the big corporate newsrooms. Thanks again danah for saying it like it is.