First and foremost, talking heads, stop covering that hatefilled swill. Especially in the case of Sarah Palin, who refuses to give a press conference, you the media, do not owe her a second of coverage. If you do send someone to cover her (and hopefully you will not have to provide body armor) you do not need to report her hate speech. I agree with Andrew Sullivan who maintained that Ms. Palin does not deserve a moment of coverage (Fox news of course will show her 24/7) until she agrees to discuss her views with the Press. But that is just the beginning.
I call additionally for a general boycott of all negative ads, of any candidate, unless they are judged by the editorial boards of your newsroom to be both 1. Truthful and 2. Not scary or hate inducing. I think that any and all ads should be allowed to run, but not freely promoted by the talking heads. If you must review them, review the facts without the dangerous music and menacing images and hateful words.
And let’s see some interviews with psychologists and others who can shed some light on mob mentality, discussing group phenomena like groupthink and obedience research, as part of the reason that things are goin so awry. Main Stream Media, its your turn to step up to the plate and bring out the best in America and call foul on the worst as it rears its ugly head.