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Old 11-06-2014, 01:21 PM   #21
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I suppose Entertainment Tonight and US Magazine just aren't doing that great a job of keeping the public informed about their country and political issues.
We just need to do a better job of encouraging them to use serious news sources like The Onion.
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Old 11-06-2014, 01:29 PM   #22
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It explains a lot but probably has never been much different.
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Old 11-06-2014, 01:31 PM   #23
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We just need to do a better job of encouraging them to use serious news sources like The Onion.
Yop. If it's truthy enough for a Congressman, it should be good enough for the youth of America!
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Old 11-06-2014, 01:32 PM   #24
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Idiocracy at work.
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...and that is why we have the gov't we do. Such informed voters!

Sad part is it only takes one of those clueless idiots to counter each informed voter.
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This is where we live and it's embarrassing, until I see videos like this from all over the country. It's astonishing and horrifying at the same time.
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Old 11-06-2014, 03:23 PM   #27
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Fixed it for you.
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Embarrassing and sad. Hopefully this was just a joke.
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Her latest was politics and it was pretty scary some of the wrong answers people gave to simple questions such as "Who is the governor of New York?"
The scary thing is those people vote.
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Old 11-06-2014, 04:11 PM   #30
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Reminds me of Rick Mercer's "Talking to Americans".



P.S. The Roundheads won the Civil War. Next question.
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Oh, gosh! If there was only some way that we could have a smaller group of learned individuals who would represent us and vote for us on matters of policy and planning, rather than just leave it all to whoever can find a polling place.
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There's plenty to talk about without bringing up our recent elections or political issues.
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Old 11-06-2014, 04:45 PM   #33
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Oh, gosh! If there was only some way that we could have a smaller group of learned individuals who would represent us and vote for us on matters of policy and planning, rather than just leave it all to whoever can find a polling place.
I know you're kidding, but for those who might not get the reference, I think M Paquette is referring to this quote from William F. Buckley:
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I should sooner live in a society governed by the first two thousand names in the Boston telephone directory than in a society governed by the two thousand faculty members of Harvard University.
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Old 11-06-2014, 04:51 PM   #34
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It explains a lot but probably has never been much different.
Not too different from a lot of the people I had to matriculate through this world with.

BTW always and everywhere the masses know more of pop-culture than history. And throughout American history the sitting Vice President has always been sort of a running trivia question
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I know you're kidding, but for those who might not get the reference, I think M Paquette is referring to this quote from William F. Buckley:
Would you believe "The Federalist #57", by that James Madison dude?
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Would you believe "The Federalist #57", by that James Madison dude?
Just read Federalist#57. What a fool Madison was. He just did't get it
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With these "I can't believe these people are soooo stupid" videos, we don't know how many respondents video clips were NOT used.

A similar tactic often used by local TV stations here is to take some late-breaking news event, and then "get the reaction" of moms in school afternoon pickup lines. The one-on-one video clip always starts with the persons response. They never show the "reporter" (ugh, I cringe at the misuse of the term!) rattling off some info blurb that the person has not heard before. It is obvious, well, at least to me, that the person responding did not hear of it before, and is coming up with something quick to satisfy the "reporter". And here again, how many respondent's video is trashed to select out the few they really want? News, or entertainment. Unfortunately, for some in the business, they are one and the same.
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With these "I can't believe these people are soooo stupid" videos, we don't know how many respondents video clips were NOT used.

A similar tactic often used by local TV stations here is to take some late-breaking news event, and then "get the reaction" of moms in school afternoon pickup lines. The one-on-one video clip always starts with the persons response. They never show the "reporter" (ugh, I cringe at the misuse of the term!) rattling off some info blurb that the person has not heard before. It is obvious, well, at least to me, that the person responding did not hear of it before, and is coming up with something quick to satisfy the "reporter". And here again, how many respondent's video is trashed to select out the few they really want? News, or entertainment. Unfortunately, for some in the business, they are one and the same.
+1 This is done to sensationalize the piece so we hopefully all say OMG. Guess it worked!
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That is just sad.
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It not just college age, it extends well into adulthood. Any working knowledge of anything beyond their social circle, and mainstream pop culture is beyond them. Spend some time watching the most highly rated TV shows, and the commercials that accompany them, and you realize how stupid the majority of people are. Listen to the conversations of people in public, there is seldom anything of substance beyond their own personal lives.
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