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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.
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...