The good thing about November is the election will finally come and go. The bad news is the election is coming. And going. With either a President Trump or a President Clinton. America.
Right up until the election, from the first candidate announcement until the political meteor strikes us all, social media has sheltered everyone, liberals and conservatives alike. So when we get the election results, half of the country is in for a major shell shock. You can thank clickbait, social media for that. Watch as Steven explains the crap out of it.
Yes, this is a little bit of inside baseball. We’re taking you behind the scenes at Louder with Crowder. Sans the inappropriate jokes we all share via text. Just kidding (sort of).
Down-voting the messenger.
Over the past year, if we’ve dared say anything even remotely critical of Trump on this site, or if it wasn’t a “ra-ra Donald Trump” post, commenters slammed us. Commenters got triggered. They wouldn’t “like” a post or “share” it. Like this one Steven mentions in the show: WATCH: Donald Trump Wants to Sue the Press over ‘Negative’ Coverage…
Clickbait posts are just a microcosm of the election cycle. Voters have been cocooned, reading only what they “like” with suggestions of what to read next based on what they “like.” It’s not necessarily a bad thing if you’re super into cat videos. But for candidates and news it can be, as an SJW would say, “problematic.”
It’s just something to be aware of. You may join with us in mocking safe-spaces and trigger-warnings (as you should), but it’s possible social media has created a nice little digital safe-space for you, preventing you from seeing anything which my trigger a down-vote simply because you may not like a message delivered by the messenger.
This segment was pulled from our full podcast, which you can watch by clicking THIS ALL CAPS LINK.