Elections often highlight shifts in society. In America, the upcoming midterm election is no exception. The half-truths that today constitute our political discourse are likely to produce a set of results that will bring us to the edge of darkness. Fear has trumped science and ignorance has obliterated reason.
Everyone loves a good storyline, but after an election day in which the GOP made decisive gains, your media storytellers found themselves down a narrative cul-de-sac at the very moment they needed to shift their focus toward the excitement and melodrama of the 2012 presidential campaign. What to do? Where to go? Well, those questions have all been answered now that the tax cut compromise package deal has been sealed. President Barack Obama's political comeback is underway! And he only had to break a campaign promise to be relevant again.
Our highly trained staff, at the National Narrative Institute, of highly skilled narrative-crafters can put aside complexity, and zero in on what really matters: a simple tale, with easy-to-recognize good guys and bad guys, and a moral that can fit into a fortune cookie. In today's 24/7 world, after all, who has time for more?