It’s worth bearing in mind as well that it is illegal in the U.K. to report an opinion poll while voting is taking place and the polling stations do not officially close until 2200. That’s why
on polling day, there is almost no coverage in news programmes, online or on social media
other than very dull, factual lines like “The polls are open and the Prime Minister arrived a short time ago at xxxx to cast his/her ballot”. Hiding studio screens, keeping those who have the information to the bare minimum, not putting it on graphics outputs, not projecting it onto the front of BH - all very sensible!
I warmly embrace those days where there can be no political reports, especially when on the lead up to any General Election there have been wall to wall reports of the "he said, she said" type for months on end. When this came on the back of the continuous Brexit story (twhich has rumbled on now for almost five years), viewer and listener fatigue does kick in.
I'm at an age where I do shout at the TV and radio now, in a Victor Meldrew style. It's usually when the same point is raised yet again.
The US Election - has that finished yet? How long before the speculation on the next leader of their parties begins?
I know it is all important stuff, but it does seem sometimes to be saturation coverage to the exclusion of everything else happening in the world.