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Voter Apathy, Dissatisfaction

November 02, 1990

After reading Daniel M. Weintraub's article "Campaigns Try Putting Stars in Voters' Eyes" (Part A, Oct. 28), I am not sure who to be most angry at: A society so saturated by media sound bites that it is duped into making important political decisions by rewinding that videotape brain and playing back those commercials in the voting booth or at media moguls who have literally seized not only the mind of the voter but also of the politician.

What have we come to when a politician spends more time and money on PR consultants and marketing evaluators than he does with his constituents discussing the issues? Even more degrading, he spends valuable time courting the "stars" to sell his causes.

The worst thing about this whole system is that we as voters have accepted it.

JULIANA VITELLO

Glendale

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