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...
This column is BS. Congress is not obligated to continue to budget any money for anything. The 14th Amendment means that the States are obligated to pay their share of debt which came out of the Civil War when the South protested taxation to pay the war debt. If you look at what keeps the Fed out of default is just to service the debt payments to existing debt. Spending is not something that has to be done. No congress can obligate a future congress to do anything. That is a good thing to remember when they promise things for your vote!
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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