“What is it about our collective decision-making process that has led us to this state of affairs where we spend much more time in the public forum talking about — or receiving information about — Britney Spears shaving her head or Paris Hilton going to jail?” Gore asked.
He lamented what he described as the “destruction of the boundary between news and entertainment” and said the United States was “vulnerable as a democracy to mass and continuing distraction.”
This from a man who is using rock concerts to try to influence public policy on climate change. A man who is giving cultural debasers and convicted felons like Snoop Dogg the “Live Earth” platform to spread their ugliness while at the same time reviling American capitalism.
Does Gore not see the contradiction?
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