The genesis of Trump.
It is no surprise that America wants reality T.V. for politics, at least to the panelists for today's blog post. This blog post is simply a video to watch a prescient panel in a 2008 . It is rather chilling to watch, especially Hitchen's glass-of-cold-water-in-your-face warning about the totalitarian path that a demagogue like Trump will lead us down.
The video is quite fun and funny...an educational fun if you have 45 minutes to watch. The setting is 2008 after Obama clinched the Democratic nomination. The panels predication by description of what new media means is spot on in predicting a Trump candidacy. Trump may be a first, but I guarantee you what he represents has a new norm written all over it. Below are some quotes:
- "Youtube video needs to be shocking to get viewed." - Trump is shocking.
- "Celebrity status gets you far these days." - Trump is his own celebrity.
- "Presidential candidates should start hanging out with Linsday Lohan just for the media attention." - Trump is hanging out with himself.
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