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Thu Aug 1, 2019, 12:16 PM

 

Yang calls out 'reality TV show' style elections that resulted in Trump: 'We need to be laser-focuse

Andrew Yang ripped the media and U.S. politics in general during his closing statement at Wednesday's Democratic presidential primary debate in Detroit, trashing America's "reality TV show" elections that he said contributed to President Trump's 2016 victory.

Yang remarked during his closing statement that some in the media focused on his wardrobe during the first debate rather than his policy proposals and called on voters to be "laser-focused" on dealing with pressing issues facing the country.

We're up here with makeup on our faces and our rehearsed attack lines, playing roles in this reality TV show," Yang quipped. "It's one reason why we elected a reality TV star as our president.

"We need to be laser-focused on solving the real challenges of today," he added.

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/455675-yang-calls-out-reality-tv-show-style-elections-that-resulted-in-trump-we
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Sherman A1 Aug 2019 OP
Dennis Donovan Aug 2019 #1
metroins Aug 2019 #2
SouthernProgressive Aug 2019 #3
demmiblue Aug 2019 #4
yaesu Aug 2019 #5
LincolnRossiter Aug 2019 #6
Sherman A1 Aug 2019 #8
lunasun Aug 2019 #7

Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 12:21 PM

1. Kick and rec - I couldn't agree more!

 

He is so spot on about this!
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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 12:22 PM

2. I liked his conclusion

 

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 12:27 PM

3. For profit media isn't going anywhere.

 

I do think the party should start farming out it's debates to a group like the League of Women Voters. Take all power away from the for profit media in our debates other than when we have no control over, their pre and post game. Networks would still contract to show our debates under these conditions.
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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 12:30 PM

4. K&R

 

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 12:35 PM

5. a reality tv country run by a reality tv president, the debates are just profit driving instruments

 

for the corporate networks, they are not interested in democracy, they are capitalists, they want money, not truth.
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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 12:40 PM

6. If the debates are any indication, we're not off to a good start in changing that trend...

 

Every time CNN's obnoxious "duhn duhn duhn duhn" WWE intro to the debates played across my television I threw up in my mouth a little.
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Response to LincolnRossiter (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 12:43 PM

8. I heard a few minutes of that and

 

The NBC Show leading up to the Kentucky Derby came immediately to mind. Tossing the conversation from one commentor to another building the hype "And now lets go to Anderson Cooper on the Paddock as the riders are getting ready...."
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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 12:40 PM

7. Truth

 

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