Last night, Jon Stewart addressed the fact that the media shapes public opinion–and affects voters–with the information that they choose to spoon-feed us.
Thanks to social media there are other outlets for people to share and obtain information. Although you have to be willing to do some searching so that way you can find information on all the candidates if you want to make informed decisions. And with all the GOP candidates to choose from, if you want to be informed about them, it’s definitely going to take some time. (And, no, contrary to what you might hear from the lunatic fringe, President Obama is not seeking a third term.)
It’s interesting to note that while some people complain of a two party system, apparently there are actually 17 parties, plus write-in candidates. But we digress.
Jon Stewart takes on the media, deciding more than a year in advance of the elections, who will or will not be our next President. Because…
What a rational, slightly left of center, mainstream politician? Sure he’s excitable… he’s a little unpolished… evidenced by his decision to deliver his income inequality speech in front of a regatta.
Then he gets serious, pointing out the real difference between other candidates and Bernie Sanders is that they have professional image handlers, directing them on how to look, what to say and how to say it–while Bernie is just being Bernie.
The problem here isn’t that Bernie Sanders is some crazy koo koo bird. It’s that we’ve all become so accustomed to stage-managed, focus group-driven candidates that authenticity comes across as lunacy.
WATCH the whole bit here:
Featured image via screen capture from the video above.