We’re All Skewed

EBF620F8-A8A6-4CA9-B57B-97753BA3A0AF“There’s no doubt in my mind that the media’s coverage of the election was skewed from the very beginning,” I said.

“You think so?” Dan responded. “Or are you still grousing because Trump won? You gotta get over it, dude.”

“Maybe I am,” I admitted, “But all you need to do is look at the media coverage he got, both in volume and in the nature of the coverage, versus what Hillary got.”

“That’s because Trump was more newsworthy,” Dan said. “Hillary was just the same, old, tiresome political candidate. Trump was new, different, shiny, intriguing. He was like that car accident by the side of the road that you can’t look away from.”

“Yeah,” I admitted, “and he still is. He’s definitely a train wreck.”

“You thought Bush was a train wreck and the country survived his two terms, didn’t it?” Dan said. “Quit being such a drama queen.”

“Our country is skewing toward becoming an autocratic dictatorship,” I argued. “Trump is slowly dismantling our democratic institutions, and much of it is happening hidden in the smokescreen of his distractions and diversions. Trump is America’s Putin, only he’s not nearly as smart as Putin, which makes him even more dangerous.”

“You’re making a mountain out of a molehill,” Dan said. “If he’s as bad as you say he is, he won’t be re-elected. Problem solved.”

“The fact that he was elected in the first place, with the considerable assistance of the Russians, coupled with the gullibility of the public, suggests that he will be re-elected,” I said. “And then we won’t just be skewed, we’ll be screwed.”

Written for today’s one-word prompt, “skewed.”

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