Friday, October 14, 2011

Soundbite Flypaper

As Morgan would say, "I Made a New Word".

In a reply to tim's comment on the last post, a phrase materialized in my head describing what it is I don't like about watching political debates.

They're not debates.

They're soundbite flypaper.

Oh, I suppose soundbites are useful, but I don't need to watch them get produced.  I'll hear them later.  The debate -- the real debate -- happens out here.  Between us.  Between we, the people.  Arguing ideals and ideas.  Arguing principles and cause and effect and consequences.

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