I suspect never, which in turn leads me to believe that the only unwritten rule of humanity is that those smarter than the rest are allowed to
manipulate fools to their own advantage,for profit.
And this, as you suggest, is the nutshell. Madison Avenue is another example. ''I"m smart enough to make up the wildest claims for a product and you
are fool enough to believe me''
So I do not take Carlson for a fool, rather I see him as one who believes himself to be smarter then the rest of us and who took the opportunity
allowed him by Fox to cash in on that side of the propaganda machine. Just as has a list of others who have done so at Fox and a list of others on
Sorry. Madison Avenue is an old term for advertising agencies. It seems that in it's foundational period, that period when marketing experts first
began to utilize the psychological principles observed by Freud and others as tools to manipulate the purchasing desires of consumers, most of the
original agencies were located on or around Madison Avenue in New York City.
The term has since come to encapsulate the entire advertising industry.
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