William Thien

Republican Debate and The Media FEAR FRONT

Posted on: December 16, 2015

One of the problems with terrorism on US soil is that the media suffers from some form of cognitive disability and fixates almost entirely on that subject and avoids serious issues on the domestic front, which may be the reason terrorists have been successful in the first place.

The focus of the entire debate on terrorism was a great disservice to the viewer. There are significant issues other than terrorism that need to be covered.

Questions only focusing on terrorism lead to hawkish political bluster and discussions centering on the encroachment of the civil rights of Americans. What we saw was the FEAR FRONT, a component of the media business plan to “keep them inside watching the television.”

The way to combat that is simply to turn the television off and leave it off and tell your friends and family to do the same.

Perhaps there should be legislation that such debates cannot focus entirely on one issue and must cover at least three subjects of significance to the public.

I was disappointed in the outcome of the debate and I probably won’t watch another debate, Republican or Democrat, if the media panel demonstrates such methods once again.

Copyright © William Thien 2015

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