Election 2020: How Will You Decide? / Rick Shenkman

Election 2020: How Will You Decide? / Rick Shenkman

 

By the end of the presidential election you will know whether the candidates like cats or dogs and who they’ve slept with.  You’ll know if they ever smoked pot or used blow, and how many lies they’ve told on the campaign trail (and whether voters care).  On your social media feed you’ll come across fake stories made-up by Russians working in tandem with spies.  MrShenkmaarmyowitthinformatioyoneetnavigattodaytreacheroupolarizepolitics.

1. DON’T BELIEVE WHAT ANYONE SAYS ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL.
Remember, politicians tell you what they think you want to hear. They don’t take their promises seriously – why should you?

2. WATCH THE NEWS AS IF IT WERE A SCENE OUT OF ALICE IN WONDERLAND.
Think talking rabbits are weird? What politicians say on the campaign trail can be even more bizarre.

3. RUN WHEN YOU HEAR THE POLITICIANS SOUND HUMBLE.
Al Gore liked to tell audiences that he plowed muddy fields on his grandpappy’s farm. He forgot to mention that he went to a private prep school and his daddy was a powerful United States senator.

4. NEVER PAY ANY ATTENTION TO THE CLAIM THAT CANDIDATES ARE RUNNING TO HELP THE COUNTRY.
Sure, they want to help the country, but they’re running because they want to be in a position of power.

5. BE SUSPICIOUS WHEN THEY SAY THEY’RE HEALTHY.
Candidates have told more lies in history about their health than any other single subject.

6. CHECK AND DOUBLE-CHECK THE NEWS STORIES YOU HEAR ON SOCIAL MEDIA.
Russians and others are making stuff up to divide us.

7. LOOK FOR…
Well, tip #7’s a secret. To find out you’ll have to hear the lecture!

 

WHAT SCHOOLS ARE SAYING:

Thank you so much for today’s program. It was a true success as we had just over 100 in attendance. Additionally, I have heard several pieces of positive feedback from those who came to hear Mr. Shenkman’s lecture. This was a great way to recognize Constitution Day on our campus.

Thanks again and have a great week!
Steve B
Ivy Tech University

 

Rick was great to work with. He is very personable and passionate about his topic. He is able to deal with audience members who may challenge him in an aggressive manner with great ease. I have had him on campus several times and would certainly do it again. Jayne at Contemporary Issues Agency is also amazing to work with. We have brought many of their speakers and have always had a positive experience.

Shelley B
Director of Student Life & Involvement
Centralia College

 

 

 

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