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Conservatives Should End the Debt Ceiling Debate

Scotch Indian Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 11:00 PM
Here are the rules Obama & team are playing by. Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals. Until the Repubs figure this out, they are going to continue to get their butts kicked. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rules_for_Radicals
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.”

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...