It’s no secret that a good fight is good entertainment. Somewhere along the line, however, fair competition became not enough for viewers. It’s no coincidence that NFL games are getting more violent and out of the referees’ control. We are desensitized by media saturated with violence. Now it is not enough to have a good debate of the issues, or a fair football game. Viewers want to see blood, and the networks are ready with the knife.
Forget about informing the voters about where various candidates stand on the issues important to Americans. I mean – who wants to watch that? These candidates are the stars of the show, let ’em play!
Last night’s debate was as sad, depressing and dysfunctional as the last episode of Honey Boo Boo. Candidates are devolving into caricatures of themselves: Simplistic assurances that we will keep out Muslims, throw out Mexicans, roadblock Hillary, and bomb, bomb, bomb away Arabs resonates with those who confuse dominance with leadership. Each debate gives Republican candidates another opportunity to destroy each other. The team is losing the game, it’s ugly, and I don’t know if I can watch.