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Zombie Hunter
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Its the typical way that politicians react to anything; they change nothing unless the "public perception" mandates change. If homeless vets are starving and freezing in the streets no politician cares unless Fox 25 does one of their "human interest" stories. Then they all jump on the bandwagon to look like they care about their community. The Herald is a sensationalist rag; they don't care about anything but selling papers and add space, and they sell papers by printing stories that outrage and/or upset the public. Fox (and most local stations) are the same way. The only way they can get public attention is to outrage people. Yes, any educated person knows that there are much more pressing problems in the state. But nothing pushes the buttons like the word "pedophile". Say that and the public is up in arms and then the politicians, if they want to get reelected, have to do something. And Fox and the Herald make money by pushing those buttons. Sometimes its a good thing; no one cared about street racing in Springfield, until some people got killed, and local rag printed up some stories, then people got upset and the politician reacted. In a sense: this is the purpose of the press; to inform the public in a democracy so that they can make informed choices. But then again, they can also draw attention away from issues that are urgent, or conviently ignore issues that put them or their shallow liberal views in a bad light. It seem like this is the way the world is going, unfortunately....
 
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