Ever wonder what’s wrong with America?
This is more about a nation that is constantly distracted by dopey trivialities than it is about twerking or Miley Cyrus. I am going to elaborate in a few days but for now, read this and weep.
“Miley Cyrus’ viral and controversial MTV VMA performance may distract Americans from noticing the critical situation in Syria that could suck the United States into another war, noted media experts looking at search engine analytics.
“It’s not sexy to talk about missiles aiding Al Qaeda, and so thousands of websites around the country don’t,” explained Dan Gainor, vice president of business and culture for the Media Research Center (MRC), to The Christian Post on Wednesday
After seeing Miley Cyrus’ video pop up “at least 50 times in my feed,” Michael Lotfi, a Persian-American political commentator and associate director of the Tenth Amendment Center in Nashville, Tenn., ran a Google search on internet interest for her compared to traffic focused on Syria, where reports confirmed the use of chemical weapons on August 21.
On a scale of 1-100, Google tracks the search interest of certain terms. After Miley Cyrus’ performance, her Google rating went from 67 to 100 in less than 24 hours, while “Syria” went from 4 to 3 during the same period. Rerunning the numbers Thursday, CP found Cyrus’ Monday rating 100, with Syria down at 2. On Tuesday, Miley went down to 63, but Syria remained less than one tenth of that, at 6.
Media reports claim that only the Syrian government, which is fighting a deadly civil war against rebels, had the capability for such an attack. Speculation runs high as to whether or not President Obama will fulfill his threat to intervene if such weapons were used.
On Wednesday, Obama announced that he had not yet made a decision, but argued for the necessity of a “shot across the bow” to prevent further attacks. While Britain’s hesitance in getting on board may stall a strike by the United States, sources have already hinted that U.S. involvement in Syria may spark another World War.”
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