Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Vote With Your Thumb
Andrew Sullivan has his take on the Stolen Honor "documentary" that Sinclair is set to broadcast shortly before the election. It all strikes me as being tremendously dismissive of the population in general. Any programmer will tell you that people do not just turn on the TV and keep it on one station for the whole night. If you don't keep people's attention, they can change the channel with a twitch of the thumb. I think that the Sinclair stations are going to take a major hit in the ratings on that night. And much like Farenheit 9/11 it will only serve to harden the lines that the viewers have going into it. So maybe it will get an extra percentage point or two of the base out to the polls that wouldn't have. I'm just tired of the idea that the electorate are a bunch of empty skulled automatons waiting for their ideology downloads.