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151: Primary
Act One

Eliminate The Middleman

Here in America, here's how we interact with our political candidates: We dispatch middlemen to the scene, they listen to what the candidates say, they research the candidates' backgrounds, and they tell us what they think is most important. Those middlemen, of course, are journalists. Sarah Vowell tells a fable about the difference between the way the middlemen see the world and the way non-journalists see it. (23 minutes)