Monday, January 28, 2013

Out of Context

During political campaigns both sides will resort to taking video clips and edit them to show a candidate saying something quite different than what the people listing to him or her heard. Taking a piece of the speech out of context can make it seem like something terrible was said.

One example out of the many was the President saying, “You didn’t build that.” In the context he was talking about the infrastructure like highways, phone lines and water pipes. Out of the context political ads made it seem like he said that the people who built a business didn’t build their business.

This has been going on forever in election maneuvering. It is not honest but that never stops them. The concern for me and all voters is to pay attention to the negative ads and find out what was really said. Sadly we too often hear what we want to hear and accept as truth what our side is saying even if we know it is a lie.