Everyday I climb into the front seat in my mom or dad's cars. I buckle my seat belt and we drive away. I lean forward to turn on the radio. I press setting five to turn on the local pop station I always listen to. In the last couple months, more often then not, what I hear makes me want to (and sometimes causes my mom to) turn the radio off.
I'm talking about political adds.
I turn the radio on and I hear Mitt Romney saying that he supports A and has voted for it and that Obama hates A and has voted for B. Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, and Taylor Swift have the floor for the next few minutes. Then it goes to Obama. He apparently thinks B is stupid and unlike Romney has voted against that and for A. If I was an uninformed voter, I'd be confused.
I'd like to start with the fact that it's a teen radio station. Can we vote? No. Do we have that much, if any, say in what our parents vote? No. Are our parents listening while they drive us instead of tuning all this idiotic music out? Most likely no. So why advertise to a tween radio? I'd leave this advertising to NPR.
Another thing that bugs me is the fact that one, or both, of them have got to be blatantly lying. As I said before, they are saying the exact opposite of each other. The same is true for the debates. This time it's within seconds of each other that you hear the presidential candidates, people you want be able to trust, telling you tons of stuff that can't possibly be true. If I was old enough to vote and undecided, I'd scoot on over to my computer and figure out, from unbiased sources, what's what.
The thing that annoys me the most is something most people don't think of.
We have people out there who's careers lead them to do incredible things and yet these people, with a so-called interest in politics, have decided to devote their time to creating things to trash talk people. Some of these people are in fact, corrupt. But do we ever think about the small chance that maybe, just maybe, there might actually be some morally good people whose children have to listen to the radio, watch TV, or even play on the computer, and here awful people saying terrible things about their mommy or daddy? No, we don't.