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Re: “Smarten Up

Terence James Dehart In my experience most people do not want to be led. They would like honest data on which to make an informed decision. Sadly it seems as if the media (Yes, I know, a generality) has decided that it is best if they be guided by the wiser heads who have the power to ration the truth.

Posted by Anthony Westkamper on 11/29/2016 at 7:18 PM

Re: “Smarten Up

One of the most painful lessons I ever learned was that raw intelligence and reading books and listening to NPR was overrated if not unhelpful when attempting to lead people. Perhaps if you stepped out of your educated bubble you could learn about people who think differently and lead them more effectively.

Posted by Terence James Dehart on 11/29/2016 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Smarten Up

In my opinion Trump won because so many voters have reached a level of distrust in the media. When The New York Times or Fox News reported on their particular darling it was painfully obvious who the reporters wanted to win. The old school concept of impartiality and objective reporting have gone the way of the dodo, so if a damning fact emerged it was weighed against the media's bias and often discarded, whether it was a real fact or not. Special Investigators and Investigative Committees lost credibility as offense after offense was apparently whitewashed. Trump is the other side of the "Hope and Change" coin. Trump gave folks who've felt disenfranchised Hope that things would actually Change, this time in their direction.

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Posted by Anthony Westkamper on 11/23/2016 at 11:04 PM

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"Smarten Up"???

Coming from a journalism "professional" that has written too many editorials on elections without one word about the biggest context.....non-voters....is sad.

I wonder if more than 10% of HSU students would vote if they knew that Australia passed universal healthcare after that nation initiated a monetary penalty for "failing to vote"?

Of all the local and national media I watched, Only Amy Goodman's "Democracy Now" reported that 80% of potential U.S.voters abstained in the 2016 presidential primaries.

IN effect: FRONT PAGE NEWS!

Do better Marcy.

Much better!

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Posted by Carol Jones on 11/23/2016 at 7:20 PM

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Bernie knew the issue, Clinton knew how to govern, and Trump knew how to win, so we all Shut Down. Is it too early to start the Shoulda Voted Movement?

Automation, algorithms and deflation will define our species for the next millennium, and it's past time to have that conversation, and start planning for it.

Posted by Kirk Gothier1 on 11/19/2016 at 7:56 PM

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Marcy couldn't possibly imagine that anything she writes would affect how people vote or if they vote. The only creature who listens to her is her dog, Phoebe. But yes. He won in part because millions of people don't pay attention to the press or they don't trust it. But she blames the press for failing to engage them. --Marcy

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Posted by Marcy Burstiner on 11/18/2016 at 11:08 AM

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Maybe I'm misreading this, but it reads to me as If Marcy thinks the reason Trump won was people didn't pay enough attention to her and the rest of the media.

Posted by Fred Mangels on 11/17/2016 at 7:48 AM

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