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Thankful the Mid-Terms are Over!
It is Wednesday morning, after the mid-term elections. No matter the outcome, I am thankful it is at least over. In all the years I have shuffled across this land, this has been the most contentious of mid-terms coming to memory. Am, I glad it’s over? You betcha!
However, it gives pause to consider deeper things going on in our country right now. The Special Counsel, Mueller, is continuing his investigation into whether or not the Russians interfered with the integrity of our election. And, awhile back, we witnessed Mark Zuckerberg appearing before Congress, regarding any part Facebook may have played in disseminating fake ads from questionable sources to also play part in swaying the 2016 electorate!
With those two events in mind, a third element has entered my thoughts which should be considered. Many times during this election cycle, we were bombarded with political ads almost non-stop, with vitriolic content from the candidates themselves and their campaigns, which were filled with innuendo, half-truths and outright lies about their opponents. This misinformation was disseminated in order to manipulate and garner your vote. Candidates from both political parties seemed guilty of this.
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