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Sun Feb 10, 2019, 07:24 PM

Thoughts on the "Horse Race" that we will be witnessing in the coming months in the media

I've had a couple of requests to repost this as an OP so here we go. This is how I saw the 2016 campaigns and what I expect for the upcoming Primary Season.

The narrative is designed to keep everyone worked up, agitated and distracted, worried that "their" candidate is up or down according to the polling and lasted whatever. It is rarely if ever a discussion of the issues. It is offers a wide variety of what-ifs, conjecture and high pitched noise.

It goes like this......

This week She is up until there is a hiccup of some small issue blown way out of proportion in the Breathless 24/7 Cable Noise Infotainment. Next Week He's up and doing well in some obscure poll with 12 people and a cat responding, but Oh Noes, by week end a new face has entered the run and all the oxygen is taken out of the room. Followed by the discovery that as a child the fresh face pushed another kid in the hall way in grammar school so that will take several news cycles between the pharmaceutical ads to discuss. Week 4 She will make a strong speech and return to the top of the polling, but will it be enough to overcome the whispered stories of her 3rd cousin 14 times removed being addicted to Snickers Bars? In the meantime He will get tongue tied during an interview having not had enough sleep and there will be questions of his age and can he really serve? The Fresh Face will suddenly soar to the top on word of a fundraiser far exceeding its goals of $12.47.

Rinse and repeat but be sure to allow time for more ads for drugs we never knew we needed and the anchors hawking their latest books on The Crisis in the Media.

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Reply Thoughts on the "Horse Race" that we will be witnessing in the coming months in the media (Original post)
Sherman A1 Feb 2019 OP
lunatica Feb 2019 #1
malaise Feb 2019 #2
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lunatica Feb 2019 #3
malaise Feb 2019 #4
lunatica Feb 2019 #5
malaise Feb 2019 #6
Docreed2003 Feb 2019 #7
Sherman A1 Feb 2019 #10
lunatica Feb 2019 #8
GusBob Feb 2019 #9
BSdetect Feb 2019 #11
MrGrieves Feb 2019 #12
Sherman A1 Feb 2019 #13
malaise Feb 2019 #14
Sherman A1 Feb 2019 #15
malaise Feb 2019 #16
Sherman A1 Feb 2019 #17

Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 07:34 PM

1. What a fantastic synopsis!

Kick’d and rec’d

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 07:39 PM

2. This is a very thoughtful post - thank you for posting as an OP


Never forget that the corporate media is in this for two reasons
The agenda of their owners and profits

Get thee to the greatest page

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 08:08 PM

3. .

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Response to lunatica (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 08:14 PM

4. The entire madness about who would be Speaker

is part of this sickening circus.
M$Greedia is running out's own reality TV and too many people who should know better fall for it over and over.

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 08:22 PM

5. Manipulation, like bullshit, rolls downhill

Trump manipulates the media and they manipulate the public.

Who sez he doesn’t know what he’s doing? It’s the crazy person who gets all the eyes. Sanity is so last Century!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 08:31 PM

6. I'd like to see more research on the producers behind many of the programs

I think it is they and the money men who are pushing this reality TV BS at the expense of sanity and democracy. The Con is a pathological and a raving lunatic and they are pretending this is normal behavior

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 09:16 PM

7. K&R!

Glad you decided to post this as an OP. Excellent and spot on assessment.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:15 AM

10. Thank You Kindly

just my opinions, but I am more than fed up with cable infotainment news and the constant "Gee, this (celeb or whoever) really gott'em with the latest Tweet which comes off as just more distracting noise and the other side really doesn't care.

I would think we would be better off talking about issues, but I suspect that really is not going to happen.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:21 AM

8. Kick

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:22 AM

9. Al Gore wore a brown sweater

I still voted for him

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:28 AM

11. All these candidates are providing fodder for the msm - wasting their time and ours.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:32 AM

12. May I please share this on Social Media with accreditation?

 

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Response to MrGrieves (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:50 AM

13. Feel free

to share it with or without accreditation. It's just my opinion on how I see the media and particular the Cable Infotainment version of the media.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:01 AM

14. It is a very thoughtful opinion

I'm planning to count all the big pharma ads on every program. It's madness.

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Response to malaise (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:34 AM

15. Thank You for your kind words and encouraging me to OP this opinion

As you likely have already figured, I gave up on watching Cable Infotainment It's just not worth the effort to wade through the pharma ads, the blather, the talking over one another to push one opinion or another, the corporate narrative all to the background of dramatic music, graphics and hype.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:52 AM

16. I watch some of it - mostly on M$NBComcast

but I am able to ignore a lot of the BS.
The pharma ads are everywhere. I first started paying attention to them when a relative who visits every year showed up a while back. She adores Lifetime and I was struck by how many pharma ads were on that channel - but it made sense. Who could watch that much crap without meds? My take is that anyone who is willing to use those drugs after they list the side effects does not value her/his life.

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Response to malaise (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:33 PM

17. Lifetime!

I agree the one might very well need meds after watching that or the Hallmark Channel. I think the channels with the old Westerns should be re-dubbed The Stair Lift Channels as that and the Medicare enrollment ads are all that seems to be placed on them.

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