“House of Cards” as Reality TV

See “House of Cards: Reality TV”, at American Thinker:

Were I in charge of grand strategy for the Tea Party, I would have one particular pipedream.

In it, I would create a popular TV program depicting Washington politicians as a lying, thieving, corrupt, cynical bunch of egomaniacs, concerned solely with their own power and privilege and empty of any sense of obligation to the public. The main characters would be role models for such a world, . . . .

Read it all (it’s short). The conclusion:

So, to complete my dream, all Netflix must do is add a note to the viewers at the beginning: “This is reality TV, not satire — and is this really how you want to be ruled?”



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Author: "Ending 'Big SIS' (The Special Interest State) and Renewing the American Republic" (2012) [www.SpecialInterestState.org] and "Property Matters--How Property Rights Are Under Assault and Why You Should Care" (1997). Some former jobs: Assistant Director of Consumer Protection in FTC; member of the Program Analysis Staff of the US Bureau of the Budget; Research Director of the Administrative Conference of the United States; Director of IPCentral at the Progress & Freedom Foundation; VP & GC of the National Legal Center for the Public Interest. Graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, former Book Review Editor of the Harvard Law Review.

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