Politics are Comical?
One of the most recent examples of America being entertaining is the 2016 Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Although presidential debates are suppose to be professional, it wasn't even close to that and it was a show every single time they were on the stage. Nielsen rated this with a 42.2 which equates to 84 million people over night. That is more than the game 7 NBA Finals 2016, game 7 of MLB 2016 World series , and all of the other debates that ever occurred. From those stats it is clear that it is not the politics that are attracting the views but simply the unexpectedness. Before and during the debates the media really centered in on all of the baggage that the candidates carried. The constant focus on that baggage made majority of the country to not even take them serious and that is what just made the entire show a comedy act. That entertaining aspect of the debates has defiantly made kids of America more intrigued than ever. All of that they are seeing looks very similar to the reality shows that they love to watch religiously. The comical politics are not all bad but they are not good either.
This is not the first time that media has been used to decide the very fate of American leadership. In the JFK vs Richard Nixon Presidential Debate of 1960, the first debate aired on TV, Kennedy would take over that election because his performance on the small screen. He just seemed like more of a leader because of his handsome face, good looking hair, and clear speaking voice. Nixon did not perform good during the debates and that led to the downfall in his debate. Entertainment is used in all aspects of America and so far it has worked out pretty good.