Have you ever noticed what happens in campaigns when a candidate gives a speech? Everyone gathers around the television, radio, or Internet to hear the candidate. Then either immediately following or over the next day or two people turn to their favorite “news” channel or radio talk show host to get their opinions of the speech or position. First question is why? Then the question is do you know what that is doing to us as a country? When you go to someone for an opinion you take your opinion and let them carve it up or destroy it. We are losing our own ability to think for ourselves. Politics is the next step in reality television. We let the “news” channels become our interpreters. This is very dangerous folks. These same “interpreters” or “news” channels know they have this role in your lives. They know they can skew your opinion to their whims. Then after they do it, they take polls to reinforce that their opinions are affecting you. This is manipulation of you and me and we let it happen.
How do we stop it from happening? First you must stop listening to talk show hosts and political contributors in the news. Until they return to true journalistic roots where their opinions are left out of the report, boycott them! Listen to the candidates and decide for yourself! Watch old fashioned entertainment television when the speeches are over instead of staying tuned for the opinions…
Another downside to the “interpreters” is that the candidates are so busy defending themselves against the mass media’s opinions that the candidates have less time to explain to you why they are the candidate of choice to represent you.
This country was founded with the fundamentals that the people are the ones who choose. We must be correctly educated with facts, not opinions!!! If we seek the truth and seek to put freedom and country first, we will be seeking the same things. WE MUST NEVER PUT OURSELVES FIRST!