Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Presidential Candidates ... as Comic Books?

This election has been referred to as the "American Idol" election, because of the superficial celebrity-like presentations the media makes of the candidates to the electorate. Just when you think things couldn't sink much lower:

McCain, Obama to get the comic book treatment

It's not that I'm totally against the idea of this. After all, there are much more serious things to be concerned about than comic books. It's just that, the idea that, people can't read to get information anymore, that they have to be entertained all the time. The increasing merger of politics with entertainment... "infotainment". And an electorate that needs to be communicated with via comic books, because... ? Am I the only one bothered by this?

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