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...
A couple of paraphrases from the Founders: Our Constitution was written for a religious and moral people." "The Republic will only last until the voters find out they can vote themselves money out of the public treasury." The issue is a moral and spiritual issue. We've gone over the cliff. No one has been able to convince me (other than a Christian revival) of a way back.
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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