Because what America needs is a way to further devalue the democratic process. pic.twitter.com/LfoR51Srr1
— Bob Schooley (@Rschooley) January 5, 2016
Donald Trump is the harbinger of our political future. From the Hollywood Reporter:
Showtime is investing in the 2016 election. The cable network is partnering with Bloomberg Politics on a new weekly series, appropriately titled The Circus, which will air from January through November.
“Americans are captivated by the 2016 presidential election, and a real-time political series of this nature has never been done before,” said Showtime Networks president David Nevins. “People don’t want to wait a year to see how and why things played out and the impact they had. Everything today is immediate, so there’s no better time to change the way American politics are covered. Mark [Halperin] and John [Heilemann] are the preeminent chroniclers of the presidential scene with their deeply influential books, and I’m thrilled that, along with Mark McKinnon, they will bring their years of expertise and the pedigree of Bloomberg Politics to Showtime in a truly dynamic and innovative way with The Circus.”…
From Showtime’s advertising:
… THE CIRCUS will follow multiple individual stories and key characters from the campaigns and capture their unique perspectives in weekly half-hour shows between January and November. With intimate, behind-the-scenes access, cameras will offer viewers a look at what the public rarely sees and explore the high human drama inherent in the pursuit of the Oval Office…
Under the leadership of the Game Change guys and “No Labels” McKinnon. It’ll be a yooooge, very classy, no-limits game-changing series — bigly.
Apart from despairing for the future, what’s on the agenda for the evening?