Politics is on Sighting’s mind as he pens “What to Do With Donald Trump.” Although he didn’t watch the acceptance speech of either party because he was on vacation during the Republican’s and tired of name calling by the Democrat’s, Sightings says our choice this year is more-of-the-same vs. barroom-brawler.
Another one of our boomer bloggers says the repeal of a federal regulation, the Fairness Doctrine, in 1987, requiring radio stations to provide free broadcast time for responses to controversial opinions previously aired, created an avenue for Donald Trump’s rise to power. The repeal of the doctrine permitted stations to broadcast editorial material without presenting opposing points of view.
Without this safeguard, Rush Limbaugh and other conservative broadcasters including Fox News ply the airwaves with advocacy for conservative causes. A direct line can be drawn from Limbaugh’s vitriol to the emergence of the current Republican presidential candidate, she says. Limbaugh, along with other conservative talking heads and Fox News, encourages listeners to disdain alternative opinions and those advocating them.
She says Trump offers nothing but bluster and empty promises.
Other boomer bloggers in our group write about delaying the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, stopping robocalls, teaching others about the etiquette of texting, going to the mountains to feel the rejuvenating power of nature, and living high up in the Colorado mountains.
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