2 Replies to “Public Television Is for Losers”

  1. I saw this documentary too- it’s really fascinating. Particularly disturbing is towards the end of the doc when they start talking about political campaigns. Product adverts have to be truthful to a certain extent- by law; whereas political ads are no holds barred – they can claim anything about themselves and their opponents. Frank Luntz, a political consultant, scares me. To quote: “Luntz’s specialty is testing language and finding words that will help his clients sell their product or turn public opinion on an issue or a candidate.” People are being swayed by words rather than actual issues. If you don’t watch the documentary, read his interview and see what he has implemented! http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/persuaders/interviews/luntz.html

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