Pundits, the mainstream media and fellow Progressive collaborators have spent much of the past year spreading lies, intentionally misrepresenting the facts and literally starting food fights or shall I say fundamentally transforming the debates into steel cage matches.
Regardless of one’s party affiliations, we can all agree that the mainstream media and pundits are milking the 2016 presidential
circus election season for all it is worth and all it is not and it’s downright shameful.
The Observer by Ryan Holiday
…Expressing truth the way that only humor seems to be able to, a spoof called the The Wolf Of BuzzFeed, described it perfectly: “It’s simple, we target the easiest demographic in the world…Facebook users.” In fact, Facebook is in a way, the bankroll behind this insanity—actually partnering with Fox News in August to sponsor the first GOP Primary Debate and CNN in October to sponsor the first Democratic Primary Debate.
There is no clearer example of this systemic manipulation than the presidential train wreck which has unfolded before us in recent months. First, look at how the election cycle is deliberately elongated—not for the benefit of the voters or even at the request of the audience, but rather because longer election cycles mean inflated traffic cycles. Second, notice how quickly the campaign is turned into a reality show, with its never ending cast of superficial characters, drama, and drama (did I mention drama?). It was bad in 2008 and 2012, but worse now than perhaps it’s ever been[…]
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