David Sirota, Shaking off the brainwash – The Denver Post
If you're having trouble remembering what the recent election was all about, rest easy: You're likely experiencing the momentary effects of brainwashing.
For weeks, your television, newspaper and radio have been telling you America is a “center-right nation” that elected Barack Obama to crush his fellow “socialist” hippies, discard the agenda he campaigned on, and meet the policy demands of electorally humiliated Republicans.
This is the usual post-election nonsense from the Braindead Megaphone, as author George Saunders famously calls our political and media noise machine. When George W. Bush wins by 3 million votes, the megaphone blares announcements about a conservative mandate that Democrats must respect. When Obama wins by twice as much, the same megaphone roars about Democrats having no mandate to do anything other than appease conservatives.
I do own a TV now, but I don't ever watch the TV news; and since the election haven't watched the commentators. Sounds like I'm not missing much?