A great video shows us just how much the media has influenced people. Donald J. Trump, the presumptive GOP candidate, and Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic Party candidate, have been stereotyped by mainstream media. College students were shown 6 quotes that they were told were from either of the two candidates. Their task was to pick who said the quote.
After hearing a racist comment, one student said that it had to be Donald Trump who said it because it was stereotypical of who he is. Which candidate wore a $12,000 suit while giving a speech about income inequality? All but one of the students thought it was Trump. Watch the video at Chicks on the Right to see who said what. It really brings home the fact that perception is more believable than truth.
Chicks on the Right reports:
I quite like this video. It’s a nice change from those shallow “Man-On-The-Street-GOTCHA!” things that catch random people unawares and make them look stupid. They actually give the students here time to think about the answers to the question and respond as to why they answered the way they did.
It also shows just how much stereotypes and perceptions of candidates matter more than what the candidates have actually said. One girl even says that Donald Trump would DEFINITELY have said something racist because “of the stereotype of who he is.”