Saturday, May 31, 2014

"Mud getting slung across Bay Area ahead of primary election"

Quoted in this one in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Jessica Levinson, a professor of government and political ethics at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, calls it the "TMZ-ization of our elections."

"Is it our fault that we are totally uninformed (about political candidates) but we know what Kim Kardashian wore to her wedding?" Levinson asked.

In this year's primary, which by all accounts is attracting few voters' attention, campaign strategists' approach appears to be, "Anything that is not defamation or slander is fair game," Levinson said.

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