Why every election gets its own crisis

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  • Published on:  Monday, November 5, 2018
  • Trump’s fear mongering about a migrant caravan is a perfect example of how politicians’ exploit last-minute news stories to try to distract voters before a big election.Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOOctober is a tense month in American in politics. The closer a political campaign gets to election day, the more vulnerable it is to an “October Surprise” -- a late-breaking scandal or controversy that influences voters in the final days of an election. “October Surprises” are typically thought of as unexpected events that surprise both sides of an election -- natural disasters, terrorist attacks, etc.. But more recently, it's come to describe an intentional campaign strategy, wherein political operatives exploit late-breaking news stories to try to damage their opponents at the last-minute.Trump’s fixation on the migrant caravan traveling to the United States is a clear example of that strategy -- an attempt to shift the media’s attention away from issues like health care by fear mongering about immigrants. It’s a cheap political ploy, and many news networks have recognized it as such. The problem is: there’s no great way to fight it. On Strikethrough, Vox producer Carlos Maza explores the challenges facing the news media in the age of Trump. Follow Carlos on Facebook for more: https://www.facebook.com/CarlosMazaVoxVox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com.Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyEFollow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06oOr Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H
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  • Vox

     7 months ago

    For more Vox's Dara Lind explains how a group of Central American migrants still hundreds of miles from the US border became Trump’s closing election argument: http://bit.ly/2F49Kaa

  • Stephanie Logan

     5 months ago

    WTF, Jesus Christ!?!? Aren't you supposed to be hanging around a church somewhere, doing an epic eyeroll? And what does your middle initial represent? I have always had my money on Harriet.

  • Star Cherry

     7 months ago

    "Seek treatment from a witch doctor" Lmfao bish what?

  • Dylan

     7 months ago

    @Phoebe Who said I was worried about ebola? Who said I wasn't worried about people not getting vaccinated? Why are these things mutually exclusive?I was just providing context to the original comment.

  • Dylan

     7 months ago

    @Rimu N Well, yeah obviously, I didn't say specific countries because I honestly didn't know in specifically which countries there was these beliefs. Also I said many people and not most people believe in this, because I have no clue about the proportions.

  • ziqi92

     7 months ago

    "Fear always works." - Assistant Mayor Bellweather, Zootopia

  • Man O' War Man

     1 months ago

    @Eeshan Khan We don't need to do anything, we are living our own lives, we have our own families, other races need to work like we do and stop bullshitting and making excuses and behave like we do in society

  • Eeshan Khan

     1 months ago

    @Man O' War Man They should do stuff instead, whites, for the communities, as they indeed do have ancestral wealth,rather than being taxed in a racist way.However, the choice is between using their wealth constructively, or see it being taken.

  • What in the Goddamn?

     7 months ago

    October Surprise? We need an*OKTOBER REVOLUTION*(soviet national anthem plays)

  • Leezure Lee

     20 days ago

    What in the Goddamn? Nope Oktoberfest the Great German festival of drinking &.......

  • Eat the Rich

     1 months ago

    So taking AP World wasn't a bad decision because now I get your joke

  • M. Aburas

     7 months ago

    It is really sad that “Middle Eastern” was used as an equivalent of “criminals” 💔

  • Evan Dressel

     22 days ago

    Abdulla AL-Rumaihi Yeah no. Coming from the south. Yes, there are many homophobes and racist people here but I know plenty of people who don’t care and are perfectly fine with it. But the stereotype that you push and automatically assuming I’m a racist because I’m white is racist. Assuming that is like assuming that black people are more likely to murder people or black people are naturally better athletes or something. I personally don’t see a difference

  • ParaXposeR

     1 months ago

    Sad , because of 90% Islamic Radicals , 10% like you have to suffer ☹️

  • Ábel Zatykó

     7 months ago

    I still dont understand how middleeasternees would come form latin america

  • violentmnky

     14 days ago

    Well, I imagine you'd just fly from the Middle East and land in South or Central America...

  • righthandstep5

     7 months ago

    @Max Otto no I didnt. I'm saying your point is incorrect and mute by what I just said. By your logic you guys ought to worry about Muslim Europeans and canadians that FLY IN EVERYDAY ON A PLANE OR ENTER THROUGH YHR CANADIAN BORDER.

  • Fenistere Inc.

     7 months ago

    I really hate american media. It's extremally biased to the big parties

  • Man O' War Man

     1 months ago

    @ParaXposeR how about neither 2 or 200, maybe something like 8 parties?

  • ParaXposeR

     1 months ago

    @Man O' War Man dude 2 Party system is great , here in India we have like 200 parties at ground level which only work for their own people like Hindus , Muslims, other Religions and 100 other castes and sects . This results in division which is obviously not good for Country ..

  • Damien L

     7 months ago

    Lol that guy at 7:15 is like the only one at Fox that doesn't think this is an "invasion" 🤣🤣

  • bro ha

     7 months ago

    @dayrl it's not called invasion for hammer sake 2 more Mexicans are going out than coming in usa

  • Aron Johansson

     7 months ago

    @Mein Name how?

  • prayl00185

     7 months ago

    This video needs to go viral. I hate the politics of the US and I say this as a Marine Corps veteran. Everything revolves around Democrat vs Republican and it is never about electing someone who is qualified. We find safety in numbers (stupidity).

  • M02

     7 months ago

    As an european, I have to say that I find the two-party system very weird.

  • Helawolf

     7 months ago

    Just shared it lately. Hope my fb friends take a hard look at it. I cannot be the only one smart enough to see this game tactic. I even remember the plot holes during Bin Laden's time in the media. Same old bullshit to get adults in line while teens/kids have to watch from the sidelines in confusion.

  • Sabrina Mertell

     7 months ago

    I look at all the fear mongering on the news and the first thing that comes to mind is "hide cha kids, hide chor wife cause the caravan is commin' " XD it's all so ridiculous.

  • dub2459

     7 months ago

    Actually it's more about having large amounts of non tax paying illegal immigrants,you should check out San Francisco it's a real dump now...they could really use 15,000 more homeless lol ;)

  • I Showed him my dick and called him a fag

     7 months ago

    You have women in the caravan saying they don't feel safe cause random men joined half way through. U have a video of a guy who said he wanted in cause he wanted to say sorry to someone he shot. But ur right. Nothing bad is coming