As Boorstin explained, the pseudo-event was orchestrated and planned to receive maximum public attention, even if the event itself was really unimportant. Pseudo-events merely look important, because the media and the public agree to act as if they are. As Boorstin explained, the pseudo-event is not something that happens by...
The one PSEUDO thing that remains as the basis for most of our problems is the pseudo intellectual, patriotic, and rational members of Congress, ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE! How do 535 college educated, grown men and women, NOT KNOW HOW TO BALANCE A BUDGET or CUT WASTEFUL SPENDING? As a resident of a deeply blue state, I don't expect and rarely get, what I consider, proper representation from my congresspeople. Until we ALL demand better, via the ballot box, it will all remain PSEUDO!
Watching the American scene in the 1960s, historian Daniel Boorstin, invented the idea of the “pseudo-event.” The rise of television and modern mass media had produced a transformation of the news business, so that what now mattered was not if an event was important, but only if it was “newsworthy.”
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