Have you noticed anything peculiar about the way politicians behave when they are shoved into media spotlight? They seem a little robotic, like they are being fed all the lines that they want us to hear. But maybe there’s a bigger reason at play that explains it all.
A reader recently sent in this joke that may have some truth behind it.
Read the joke below.
“I am here to make you a deal,” the Devil says. “I will give you unlimited wealth, power, and a media that will pander to your every whim. In return, all I ask for is your soul, the souls of every member of your family, and the souls of all your constituents.”
She ponders for a moment and then asks, “Unlimited wealth and power?” “Completely unlimited,” the Devil confirms. “A pandering media?” she asked.
“They’ll fall over themselves to support you, no matter what you do or say,” the Devil assured. “And you want my soul, my family’s souls, and the souls of my constituents?” she asks.
“Yes. All of them,” says the Devil.
She thinks deeply about it, then finally says, “So… what’s the catch?”
Isn’t that just the truth? It seems like sometimes those running for the highest offices will do or say whatever it takes to climb their way up to the top. To some politicians, nothing is too far a stretch.
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