The three monkeys

Tony Blankley notes one potential problem in current politics:

Moreover, the public’s lack of interest in the facts is facilitated by the major American media’s refusal to report them.

It’s like those three famous monkeys who see no evil, hear no evil, and say no evil.

What is really astounding is that critical listening and reading have also gone by the board. A recent advertisement minimized a politician’s association with his past, associated his opponent’s efforts with that past, and then claimed that the campaign needed to not do those sorts of things. In one short ad there was an illustration of ‘do as I say but not as I do’. The blatant display of such contradictions illustrated just how little the campaign thought of the the ad viewers. It would only work if those viewing the ad took everything at face value even if one sentence contradicted the next.

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