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Opinion

The book of political advertising

Staff
Published:   |   Updated: March 19, 2013 at 12:06 AM

When the book is written on the failure of our democratic system, a chapter should be devoted to political advertising.

What we are exposed to every day is misleading and out of context statements; simpleton sound bites; phony statistics; out and out lies; and worst of all, character assassination.

It must work, or the campaigns wouldn't do it. I call it the dumbing down of America.

One has to dig hard to find the real facts. Unfortunately, most voters won't take the time to study the real, and I emphasize real, issues the country faces.

It especially bothers me to see how low our president has gone to get re-elected. Back to Chicago politics for the man of hope and change.

Thomas Dvorchak

Zephyrhills

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