Context

Politics and context
have rarely been good friends.
Politicians make statements,
but their words can be taken
out of context
, thanks to opponents
and yellow journalism that bank on deception,
flooding the public with misinformation.
Excluding context, whatever game they play,
nearly all politicians are double-tongued, anyway!

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6 thoughts on “Context

  1. The answer to this sort of thing ultimately lies at the feet of the collective voting public. The politicians (and, in some cases, media acolytes) play these games because they feel they have reason to believe that they work. If the public demonstrated conclusively that they do NOT work–by refusing to support individuals who pull these stunts–they’d disappear. Of course I’ve greatly simplified the dynamics, but you get the idea.

    Now, how do we, collectively, become sufficiently politically sophisticated to reach this point? I’ll leave that treatise for another day. 🙂

  2. Thanks Kerry and Judy! 🙂 I agree with Kerry, but unfortunately in most cases voters often fall prey to the games that both the politicians and the media play. And am waiting for the treatise … 🙂

  3. Maldives politics is going much worse than that these days.
    the media is going crazy spreading political propaganda – no matter how much truth is in it.
    something a crazy politician says becomes headline news 😀

    it is really pathetic. every other person here is a politician 🙂

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