Promoting the 2022 Election – Michigan Signs
“U.S.A. the Envy of World After Ten Billion Dollars in Campaign Ads Changes Almost Nothing,” The New Yorker, Andy Borowitz.
Three questions in a row commentary. Were you convinced? Did you wonder about who was trying to influence the election the most? Which ones, Republicans, Democrats, Polling firms, TV News, Magazines, News Papers, the masked militia at the polling boxes, trump???
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (The Borowitz Report) – The United States of America has become the envy of the world after a ten-billion-dollar expenditure on political advertising changed virtually nothing.
People around the globe marveled at a democracy so robust it could withstand an outlay of cash greater than the gross domestic product of nations such as Tajikistan, Montenegro, and Somalia.
“In my country, I would worry that spending ten billion dollars on campaign ads would result in the entire government being ousted,”
a resident of Tajikistan said.
“But America is such a great nation that you can spend that much and the results are barely detectable.”
After being asked, I suggested to my wife to ignore the noise. It was mostly false and meant to agitate and provoke.
I think the media has come to realize it can … herd cats.
By-design failed education system contributes.
And a pliant papacy …
what chance has an education system against Fox News? and ten billion dollars (really?) worth of the best non partisan expert liars money can buy.
at least where i went to school (and when) the schools did a pretty good job of giving us the tools to educate ourselves if we chose, and even tried to inculcate what we might call “liberal values.”
But there is only so much you can do against parental and peer inherited ignorance. I only ran into really bad educaion when i went to college..but there and then they were trying “high mass education” which quickly degenrated into “bureaucratic education”.. something like the DMV is famous for being (though in my state the DMV seems pretty efficient, if not always on my side.)