We the Suckers: The truth about US voters
I’ve got your weekend think piece right here!
Ben Fountain, writing in The Guardian, tells it like it is about the gullible American electorate:
Let the record reflect: the American people are a bunch of suckers. “Weapons of mass destruction.” “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.” “Read my lips.” “I am not a crook.” “We still seek no wider war.” And these whoppers are merely a sampling from a handful of recent presidents.
Fountain puts some thought-provoking historical perspective on the phenomenon, tracing the history of American credulity in the media era from “Pappy” O’Daniel to Joe McCarthy to the current crop of candidates. Go read!