Thursday, August 26, 2010

then and now

i've just finished teaching the watergate hearings in my Television in American Life class.  it occurs to me that much has changed since those days.  gone are the arduous break-ins to democratic hq or psychiatrist's offices.    today it's much easier.  now you simply look into the camera and lie.  obama is a muslim.  the constitution doesn't separate church and state.  taxing the rich will make the middle class poor.  say it often enough and everyone will believe you.

get rid of the messy burglars of yesteryear! easier, faster, and the perfect soundbite!

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