from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A contest in which horses ridden by jockeys are raced against each other.
- n. A closely fought contest or competition: "The election appears now to be a horse race” ( New York Times).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alternative spelling of horse race.
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Andrew: I completely contradict the assertion made here, unchallenged, that the horserace is the dominant narrative.
How many people out there really thought it was easy to call a horserace?
CNN, and the rest of these garbage infotainment cartels are dragging this "horserace" out bt their absurd distortions of reality.
I am disappointed that Greg chose to use the "horserace" approach of the traditional media -- in which the most important issue is not what happened in the real world but how the two campaigns react to it.
It is so cool and hip and relevant to be above all this petty "horserace" stuff about polls and fundraising and all that.
Journalists tend to focus on the 'horserace' and belligerent aspects of political campaigns, while spending comparatively little time on the issues.
That suggests a common pattern: Less attentive voters reacting mostly to the dominant campaign news story, "horserace" coverage relentlessly portraying Clinton as front runner consolidating her lead.
We all know the media takes a "horserace" approach to coverage.
Considering how much media coverage has been devoted to bizarre misconceptions about race or gender, or the vast number of "horserace" stories about the latest polls, the failure of the media to mention earmarks is startling.
Right after I was in a deep snit about how worthless the TV pundits are when all they talk about is "horserace" and give nothing to the voters in research or interviews with the candidates except more horserace, more reiteration of position, more wearisome "gotcha" on nuance shifts in position.
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