Monday, August 18, 2008

What we're up against

It's the low info voters who allow themselves to get shilled by the propagandists that keep electing good for nothing politicians. The newest Pew Survey on News Consumption, underscores the point in its biennial report. When asked to name which party is in control of Congress, who our current Secretary of State is and who the current Prime Minister of Britain is only 18% of the overall public was able to correctly answer all three question, while a third didn't know the answer to any of them. On a brighter note, as in the last survey, more educated voters and young viewers of Colbert and the Daily Show outshone the public at large by a significant margin.

To a great extent this can be attributed to our lazy elite media who would rather talk about flag pins than national health insurance, but it's also a failure of the voters to take the time to get informed. It's not like the information is that difficult to find and maybe once in a while, the tragically disinterested could maybe skip an episode of American Idol and read something.

[More posts daily at The Newshoggers and The Detroit News.]

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