Originally Posted by Alecto
The first time I remember it happening was the (first) OJ Simpson trial. If something's in the media WAY too much, I get sick of it, and react, and avoid it at all costs. It probably sounds bad, but that's how I am with the election at this point, and for awhile now, most of the posts have been election related in some way or another.
I agree about the OJ Simpson trial back in 1995. I was so sick of hearing about the trial day after day after day. I was also sick of hearing about the Vietnam war back in the sixties. Every night the 6:00 news would report about the war going on near Saigon or Hanoi or the bombings in Cambodia. There was news footage of helicopters picking up the injured and the dead night after night. And then there were the war protests, day after day thousands of people marching in the streets waving signs, students rioting on university campuses, riots in the streets. It seemed like it was never going to end.
And then there was Watergate in the seventies. I was so sick of hearing about Watergate on and on day after day. Nixon says, "I'm not a crook, I'm not a crook." Saturday Night Live parodies him for years.
But somehow, this time it's different. I'm not sick at all of the 2008 presidential campaigns. This has been by far the most exciting election in my memory especially with all the other big news going on about the stock market crash and the economy and Iraq war and same sex marriage and the possible election of the first African American president or first woman vice president. We're seeing lots of history being made here right in front of us and that's why I'm paying close attention. It's like a really good movie. And I can't wait to see what happens next.