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Our View: Too much theater in politics


While political attacks can be traced back to the earliest days of the Republic, one line that has become blurred more recently is the difference between politics and theater.

In 2016, politics can be seen as another form of entertainment, as the aesthetics used to produce compelling and memorable television are applied to the political arena. How else can one explain how a business mogul and reality TV star became the presumptive GOP nominee for President of the United States?

While public appearances have always been a part of the political process, it wasn’t until television became mo...

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