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By Brian Depew
Center for Rural Affairs 

Media narrative distracts from focus on improving lives

 

Last updated 4/21/2021 at 7:01am



Each of the past several elections has thrust rural people into the media spotlight. Rural and urban people are divided, the pundits tell us. Neither understands the lives of the other, the news reports read.

I find the entire narrative rather tired. It is rife with inaccuracies that I won’t try to unpack here.

It is also a distraction. Spending our energy debating an unhelpful caricature of...



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