To find something, anything, to talk about besides the election. It's been two weeks and all they can talk about is the election. Will this last til New Years? til next Christmas? Who knows?
Part of the problem is the newsies know so little about anything, so they find it hard to write about just about anything. The election is simple to cover. All they have to do is read to polls over the air and then do some pontificating about the meaning of it all. They don't have to get out of their cushy offices, talk to people, take notes, find stuff out. That's hard work. Easier to just pontificate about the polls.
Could it be that nobody is left in the MSM who can write a story about anything except the election?