To Revamp U.S. Democracy, Look to France
MIKE MURPHY: I'm a right-wing Republican with a terrible secret.
MICHELE NORRIS, Host:
This is commentator and media consultant Mike Murphy.
MURPHY: I like the way the French government monitors TV and radio newscasts with a stopwatch to make sure all the 12 candidates, including Frederique and his faithful companion, get exactly the same amount of coverage. Talk about fair and balanced.
TV: After seeing the system in action myself, I think I'll keep defending France, reminding my conservative pals that the French system works hard to give every candidate a fair and equal shot while giving French voters a democracy with real choices. That strikes me as American as the Statue of Liberty.
NORRIS: Mike Murphy is a writer and Republican media consultant.
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