Characterization

What goes for political discourse in this decade of the Internet & M$M shows up as mere characterization & self-agrandized reporting. The M$M is the most complicit in this regard as it reports the most outrageous characterizations in PAC advertizements as NEWS. It's the old $ in Main $tream Media which profits the networks by ginning up fist-fights & horse races & more PAC advertisement dollars.
Who knows for sure now what the candidates' principles are; nor what their platforms contain; nor what their real plans are; nor what they really are for and against? The memes go on & on. For example, Obama is characterized as a socialist & Romney is characterized as a greedy capitalist. These are characterizations; these are LIES! ALL the public really knows are the mere characters in the play. I doubt that the debates will ever show anything more. Meanwhile, those with a lot of money are betting on the horse race in "battleground states" - nice to know that most of the people & many of the states aren't even in the race.

Shakespeare: ...

Macbeth:
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

Macbeth Act 5, scene 5, 19"28
WE MUST DEMAND MORE
FLUSH NOW, FLUSH OFTEN, UNTIL WE GET MORE!
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Tags

  1. politics
  2. characterization
  3. lies
  4. media

Comments


Seth says
Yes indeed.  I think recently it was suggested that the only sector that actually wins from negative ads is the M$M because they get all that advertising revenue.  Do they intentionally gin it up ... well i don't know ... i tend not to subscribe to conspiracy theories ... but companies do naturally tend to do things that increase their revenue.  That is why i say that disallowing all broadcast political advertisments would be a start to change our political discourse ... free speech problems with that notwithstanding.  We already have limitations on free speech ... this one is just as very dangerous to our society as shouting fire in a crowded theater. 

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