Originally posted by giant
a) people don't realize that it's just one big-ass opinion column and b) people actually find that crap entertaining.
Mr. Murdoch has made quite a bit of money by people who find "that crap" entertaining.
As for an opinion column---it is more subconsious than anything--not giving their politcal views the turpentine and corncob treatment must be a relief to their viewers.
But then I don't watch televsion.
I think also that most people don't understand marketing, don't undertstand basic rehtoric techniques, and don't recognized cheap sniping techniques, as in when "the news" isn't that Bush "went to the WTO meeting and and gave a speech...bla bla bla" it's "today teh Bush admisitration responded to allegations that....bla bla bla." So when a conservative listens to NPR and winces they may not really understand why. Hey, they're just reporting the news!
It's all one big sham. Most of you guys in these forums think your salvation rests with one political party or another, when in reality they are two groups of ENORMOUSLY weathy people who work in the same mysteroius ways, and make the same mysterious money, from the same lobbyists or backroom deals.
Oh Bush is a cocksucker, he's big money form out east...bla bla bla.....
....but then you look at Kerry and his wife, her money, and her connections.
What a crock! (and of course if's just about one man, in one brach of goverment) oh, sure. It's so easy to be distracted, so easy to fall for the redirection---these people in these poitcal juntas are getting wealthy in representative postions, doesn't that sound odd?
And now, one political machine and it's 5-to-1 advantage in the popular media, is engaging in every single cheap editing, scripting, camera angle, body language, and phrasing techniqe to smear the other party and doing it with a straight face
---while calling FoxNews "partisan" and feigning shock.
Granted this is not new, and it is WAY tamer than in 18th-19th century, but I guess no one is learning the lessons of the past.
This is not sane.