Monday, November 02, 2015

Not Ready for Prime Time

The 2016 GOP presidential candidates want to change the rules under which future debates will be held. Tired of the "gotcha" questions, they now want to control not only the questions asked but the structure of the debate itself. Allowing the candidates to control the debate will eliminate open discussion and reduce the debate to a series of scripted, audience tested sound bites.

The media has turned everything, including our politics, into grist for the entertainment mill with deleterious consequences for our democracy. 

Confusing political engagement with the consumption of entertainment, sections of the political class have been won over to the idea of reality politics.Frank Furedi, Dumbing Down? Don’t Blame the Media


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