Two issues: First, the placement of “McCain warns of foreign money,” in the June 16 Tribune seems to be judiciously placed to attract the least amount of attention. My wife missed it.
If a former Republican candidate for president expresses concern about the outrageous amounts of money being spent on elections, it should get more attention because it expresses how bipartisan the issue is. Does a simple placement of a story influence reader’s reaction?
Second, billions (not an exaggeration) will be spent with just one goal in mind: to deceive the American voter. This isn’t just about telling lies, although that does take place. This is more subtle and more devastating. New York ad executives know how to discover the “emotional pull.” Using projection techniques and other hidden persuaders, they can successfully control the outcome of any election without the voters having a clue it is happening to them.