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Wed Jun 17, 2020, 02:05 AM

Why we got drumpf

people would rather be entertained than anything

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 02:19 AM

1. And that's why TV and to a lesser extent print media will do what they can to keep getting those

eyeballs and clicks.
Biden won't generate 20% of the revenue drumpf brings in.
'Murica!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 02:23 AM

2. I think it was Neil Postman

who wrote a book called "Amusing Ourselves to Death" about modern discourse being diminished in the television age. Trump is the natural destination of where we've been heading for years.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 02:40 AM

3. Isn't that what the film Network was about?

Money, ratings and entertainment "killing" real news...in the 70s.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 03:02 AM

4. The strange thing is, looking at it economically, media would make a fortune

if they reported on Trump's colorful scandals.

I was just listening to Sarah Kendzior talking about her book "Hiding in Plain Sight" and she said it's strange that the corporate media aren't acting in their own corporate interest. Splashing lurid exciting stories about Trump's mafia ties, espionage, sexual assault, treason, relationships with celebrities, etc. across their front pages: guaranteed big sellers because people LOVE that. She used to work for the New York Daily News. But they bury these stories and it's been going on for decades.

Pity the owners of tabloids and such don't act in their own company's financial interest. They ignore the pay-dirt actual scandals in favor of boring fictional scandals about Democrats.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 05:19 AM

5. Media chose to help promote propaganda for profit

And putin and trump have taken advantage of it, and the media continues to show him daily lying promoting pure BS to the American people. The American people are quickly getting fed up with his lying now, realizing he can't tell the truth , or do anything without it being corrupt. I stopped watching news stations showing him lie.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 06:51 AM

6. Why we got Donnie Dollhands? Let me tell you. (A little rant)

Well, you see...

President Obama didn't fix all of America's problems within a week of taking office, and even had the gall to not deliver ponies as demanded.

We decided that the way to make America "more progressive" was to sit out the 2010 Mid-term election (A CENSUS YEAR), and allow unhinged racists with tri-corner hats and Medicare provided "My Scooters"...screaming like banshees for 14 months about getting "gubmint out of my Medicare", to take over 65% of all State Legislatures and Governorships, as well as a majority of the Federal Government House and Senate.

Then, we sat back as a racist fucking orange circus clown spent the next 14 months demanding to see the first African American President's Birth Certificate. We never showed up to protest at the studios of ...NOT ONE SINGLE one of the 1,500 Hate Radio stations, (MANY BASED ENTIRELY WITHIN THE CONFINE OF 80-20 BLUE TO RED CITIES), who spewed racist birther shit 24/7.

Then, it became perfectly normal for CBS, NBC, ABC, the NY Times, the WA Post, and of course Faux News to present the entire racist birther shit as nothing more than a "he said-she said" issue.

Then we gleefully watched "Game of Thrones" and wondered how people could allow such a fucked up...but totally entertaining...leadership structure take hold in Westoros.

Then we got busy with our kids and our lives as our newly empowered T-baggers drew state and federal congressional districts that looked like a sheep fucking a housecat...we expressed a little bit of concern when all of these "snake swallowing a shriveled penis" districts ensured our new overlords could win 45% of a states voters, while getting 86% of its representation...coincidental, of course.

Then we nominated a fantastic candidate, and one that was probably the most qualified ever to serve as President, but all anyone wanted to talk about was some "scandal" about some "email" bullshit...except for some of "us"...who preferred talking about how "our wonderful, started from nothing and worked her ass off to get where she was, truly historic candidate, was just EXACTLY THE SAME as an orange colored, racist freak-show, carnival barking, used-car-powered-by-snake-oil selling, serial unwanted pussy-grabbing moron".

Then, just to ensure we went completely through the Looking Glass and were using the broken shards to slit out wrists, we enabled the party of the "orange colored, racist freak-show, carnival barking, used car, snake oil selling, serial unwanted pussy-grabbing moron", to be the only check on his power.

There's something in there about some Russians doing some shit, but truly...THIS SHIT SHOW IS ALL OURS.

and that's the story of "How we ended up in this shitshow?"

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