Friday, September 28, 2012

how to watch political news shows

begin by assuming that all the talking heads are lying to you ... the politicians, the media anchors, the analysts ... all of them ... understand that they all receive talking points ... nobody is speaking off the cuff ... they only look like they are thinking ... this is why many responses begin with the word: "so" ... the more they think they know, the more subtle they pretend to be ... and the subject is never addressed directly ...

now, your job is to catch the lie ...

the newbies (irregular guest or novice politicians) are always fun ... they have a tendency to veer off message and to get excited ... saying things that cause looks of alarm from the others ... you will never hear a veteran politician or newspaper correspondent say the phrase "911 was an inside job" ... but you might hear it from an excited newbie ... also, watch multiple networks, both left and right wing shows (ex PBS and FOX), just like you would multiple sports games, and you will still hear the same talking points from both sides ...

it is all a charade ... if you want to know the direction of the country, regardless of which party is in office, simply make a list of all the unspeakable subjects ... those silent answers are the agreed upon path.

see: "no party for you"