ARTHUR BROOKS, GAIL COLLINS: Is the Election a Morality Play or Just Reality TV?

New York Times – Arthur Brooks: Well, the producers of the sensational show “The Election” have really outdone themselves, haven’t they? Granted, the plot twists are implausible — a candidate has a sex scandal four weeks before the election, is abandoned by his party’s leadership and then goes rogue! — but you gotta give the writers points for creativity.

Gail Collins: Sorry, if this had shown up on Netflix, I’d have turned it off after 15 minutes. Totally improbable. Who has a main character bragging about sexual assaults with a microphone on his lapel?

Arthur: That actually was a scene from…