One of my nightly escapades found me in a local Delaware Bar…   I was brought here because the clientèle is political savvy even though most are not into politics… There this happened.

Bartender:  “Attention everyone we are doing a spontaneous survey and afterwards when I tell you you can all down your drink.”..

Grumbling turns to mumbling which turns to silence…

Bartender:   “Are you ready?  First question…. How many of you out there believe everything you hear on Fox News.”….

(no one raised their hands, though talk afterwards said one did obviously for a joke and quickly put it down)

Bartender:   “Ok, 2nd question… There will be 6…. 2nd question:   How many of you believe everything you see on ABC news.”..

(no one raised their hands…)

Bartender  “Ok, 3rd question:  How many of you believe everything you see on CBS?”

(no one raised their hands)

Bartender:  “Ok, Number 4.  How many of you believe everything you see on CNN…..?’

(no one raised their hands)

Bartender:  “Ok everyone only 2 more and we can get back to drinking… How many of you  believe everything you see on…. ESPN!

(Laughter, exclamations,  hands up, probably close to half… almost all male)

Bartender:  “Better,  Ok… one more… How many of you believe everything you see on John Stewart’s Daily Show on Domedy Central?”

(Lots of laughter, cheers, and a unanimous hand raising… Some ESPN males raising both hands…. )

I came away from the experience thinking that America is indeed in good hands… The “Bullsh\t” is completely missing  the target….. The real stuff is getting through.

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