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Conservatives Should End the Debt Ceiling Debate

sjones84 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 2:32 PM
I'm glad I read through this article. The question is how can Americans voice that they want the out-of-control spending by the government to stop? How do we get accountability from the people who have made themselves kings/queens when our government was not set up for such a system? How do we stop the elderly and invalids from being held hostage to steal money from the citizens? How do we end threats from the oval office? When you can tell the people how to make the politicians who swear an oath to uphold the Constitution honor their words, then I'll be impressed.
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...