I’m not American, and despite being the estranged niece of Barack Obama I don’t really have a say in U.S Politics, but I will wade in anyways…
The people of America are voting to have either the first female president, or a former reality TV tycoon, both of whom have very similar hairstyles.
Regardless of who gets elected, the outcome is definitely going to be scary.
Because… For both candidates, it’s been a salacious and scandalous election campaign, with many conspiracy theories coming out of the woodworks, many libellous tweets, venomous statements and heated debates, none of which clearly showed the American folk who should succeed from Uncle B.(ball) lol so funny
According to Katz & Lazarsfeld’s ‘Magic Bullet’ (Hypodermic Needle) theory audiences are passive – For example, I told everyone that the world was ending tomorrow, and instead of researching it, it was published on every news source and everyone chose to believe it then my opinion was injected into them, and it influenced them and their life.
With the above in mind, mass media can influence a nation and it can therefore be implied that 96.7% of Americans of whom own a TV set have seen some coverage of the election, and dependant on what channel they have viewed, their opinion has been swayed by what has been broadcasted to them, little do they know that it has been cut, edited and changed for specific channels.
For me, one of the most puzzling factors about the election and the campaign is how celebrities are getting behind certain candidates and trying to sway their fans to vote for their chosen democrat, but are the pop stars clad in lycra and lace really the best people to be spreading the message.
As I’ve said, I’m not American and I don’t know too much, all I do know, is regardless of the outcome, and all I’ve heard from both British and American media, y’all are fucked.
Like, how do you even know to vote for?
I’m voting for Nick Jonas.