Sunday, May 06, 2012

Now This Gives ME Hope. Or: "Don't Believe The Hype"

They even had it on the news
 Don't believe the hype...

A rap burgler, false media We don't need it do we?
 It's fake that's what it be to 'ya, dig me?
 Don't believe the hype...

Don't believe the hype - its a sequel 
As an equal, can I get this through to you?

-Public Enemy, "Don't Believe The Hype" (via "It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back")

ABC News:

Four years after “Obamamania” swept college campuses and across the country, we will get a glimpse of what the phenomenon looks like the second time around. The Obama campaign expects overflow crowds at both OSU and VCU as part of carefully orchestrated optics. Aides want to portray the president as still highly popular among young people and still able to energize large crowds.

Organizers have been touting the level of volunteerism and voter registration on the campuses ahead of the events. They also plan to feature “innovative” integration of social media into the rallies, much as they did at Invesco Field in 2008, by broadcasting selected tweets, Facebook posts and Instagram images on the big screens to boost interactivity and participation.

We should know better, although, with the daily barrage of agitprop from the media, perhaps it's understandable that even the best of us, even the most cynical of us, can get thrown off a bit.

Don't believe the hype:

And that's during his speech, by the way.

Looks to me like the crowd you'd see at a concert, perhaps, checking out - with little curiosity - the  pre-pre-opening act...

Don't believe the hype.  It's a (bad) sequel..

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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