OK. So, clearly this is a loaded topic for every Tapper, of every political persuasion. So…I’m NOT going to go into the politics of this Mini Update…at all.
We, as a nation and a culture, are way, way, way, too far down the road to put the genie back in the bottle. From a world dominated now by cable news networks, myriad “news” outlets, and a seemingly infinite number of Internet-based “news/opinion/editorial” outlets proffering untold versions of the same stories with their own slants, the genie that was the Fairness Doctrine was uncorked, and allowed to run rampant without restrictions.
As someone who has worked in media/broadcasting and political communications for the better part of my entire adult life, I can actually remember a time BEFORE things got out of whack, and the green light was given to the Birch Barlows of the world.
Busy update morning in Springfield, huh? For those of you outside of the Americas, I’m sure you appreciated the nice morning start to this update (0800 GMT)…but for those of us in the Americas we were fast asleep when this update hit (or at least we should have been). So many of you are waking up to new content in Springfield…well new and old content. (plus an episode tie-in coming for Sunday’s episode) We’ve got a little Shadow Government event going on. Politics and Stonecutters…what can go wrong?
Before I get into the rundown I want to take a minute to remind ALL of you…this is NOT a political site. We’ll write about what’s in the game but as far as personal commentary from us or from you…it’s not allowed. So let’s all keep things respectful…no matter what side of the aisle (or pond) you’re on. Any comments that cross over that threshold of political opinion will be deleted. Got it? So let’s all respect each other…and each other’s political views.