Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, March 23, 2016


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6 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, March 23, 2016

  1. RPM says:

    Re: Obama
    Common sense and common decency have evaporated from this country. It's fine to not like or disagree with the President, but party loyalty has overtaken country loyalty. We truly live in the land of Idiocracy now as our current crop of presidential candidates clearly show.

    People hear what they want to hear and believe it's fact. FOX News' yellow journalism has seriously harmed our nation. Can you just imagine how Watergate may have played out if FOX was telling the story instead of Woodward and Bernstein?

    I vote across party lines for the best candidate. What I can't stand are hypocrites that say one thing to get elected then do another once in office. Obama is certainly guilty of this with his promise of a transparent administration, but so are droves of multi-term congressmen that seem only to exist to get reelected so they can support their party instead of their country.

    • Ben W. says:

      I agree with all of this. In my mind, the 24-hour news cycle has ruined political discourse. Cable channels need something to fill all that airtime, and they need something to grab ratings, so they go with talking heads who – merely by the fact that they appear on television – claim "expert" knowledge. They offer commentary that serves only to promote the most extreme viewpoint on a topic so as to create an argument, which is "good" TV. As a result, real discussion never occurs, and this has bled over into politicians who feel that they have to behave this way in order to connect with their constituents.

      I think the ugliness of this election can be laid at the feet of Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, etc. and the American people who are dumb enough to listen to what they have to say and gobble it up without exercising independent thought.

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      • Drama says:

        CNN has now added Trump shills and Trump supporters to their panel of "experts" to defend Trump tweets and to explain what they think Donald meant. I can't imagine how much free television exposure Trump has gotten from CNN's wall-to-wall coverage of every one of his rallies.

        Trump is Ferguson and the Malaysian airline mystery flight all rolled up into one endless story.


        • Bryan says:

          Trevor Noah did a segment on Trump's media exposure earlier this week and he had a source putting Trump's free media coverage equal to the ad revenue generated during the last 4 or 5 Super Bowls (somewhere around $2 billion).

  2. Ben W. says:

    The only place I'm paying $10 for a cheeseburger is if I'm in a Disney park – and that's only because of the location. (Hint: it's not West Plano.)

    Surely no one is surprised that Sarah Palin would want to be a TV judge? She's already spent years judging people, and some of it was put on TV. Also, the name of the PR firm is perfect, IMO.

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