It's a knee -jerk reaction. Less than original. It invites challenge.
If the art of the con is to inspire trust by telling an audience what they want hear, politics is certainly not the only operation similarly engaged.
Television programming ,dependent on ratings, is most prominent.Until social media ,television was the only game in town. It still dominates the elder demographic.
Young ones are not tied to it any more.They create their own programming. Listen to what they want to hear. Make and circulate their own videos.They talk to each other.
The revolution wasn't started by Senator Bernie Sanders or B.B.the Republican's worst nightmare.
It was already underway long before the presidential nomination battle got started. Sanders and Trump
just jumped on the bandwagon.
CNN Friday was one long autopsy onThursday's knock 'm down, kick 'm while he's down and drag 'm out slug fest journalists still refer to as debate.
Even allowing for differences in animation, for one side to be civil while the other wallows willfully in the gutter, does not a debate make.
Next day, prominent Republicans came out of the shadows and deplored the conduct, even as they accused the President of breaking the law and the likely Democrat nominee of being a criminal.
The world has watched Republicans collectively splashing about in rhetorical bilge while they blithely blame the Democratic President, who happens to be black, for loss of world respect.
As I end this post, a CNN panel discussion is coming to a close. Speaking in the final round is a political analyst for something called The Daily Beast.
It seems like a fitting title but there's no indication of the nature of the publication.