As each day goes by and we get closer to our election the amount of opinion pieces in online media and news papers increase ten fold. My question is are these opinions helpful for the undecided voter? We have previous politicians taking swipes at current politicians and to me it just seems over the top.
Well known journalists have the ability to sway a voters choice based on their opinion which just seems wrong, should there be an update to election laws forbidding the publishing of opinions and only allowing for real facts or does that seem draconian?
My concern is if someone is voting for the first time and they are reading the opinion of some radio DJ or news reader who has a mis guided opinion they are potentially not voting for the party that best suits them.
Long story short people are like sheep and the amount of opinions a lot which seem one sided are going to create an uninformed choice.