If you have a digital device anywhere in your home or workplace or at your local gas station -- that emanates any media information whatsoever -- you have been repeatedly exposed to may have you noticed that every fucking day the gods and algorithms of social media makes sure the Heard/Depp bullshit is top-trending everywhere.
Democracy is on fire and every day GOP arsonists lob another barrage of Molotov cocktails into the conflagration and a huge swath of the country is apparently 100% oblivious to it, but you can damn betcha everyone has had the Heard/Depp drama shoved into their sight-line dozens of times whether they like it or not.
It's so glaringly ubiquitous compared to news coverage of every other thing that a former senator from a state adjacent to mine was moved to ask...
So let me explain, because it's really pretty straightforward.
I swear I do not understand the amount of ink/time being spent on Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. What in the world? Why?— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) May 20, 2022
Advertising is based on one thing: happiness. And you know what happiness is? Happiness is the smell of a new car. It’s freedom from fear. It’s a billboard on the side of the road that screams with reassurance that whatever you’re doing, it’s okay. You are okay.
As usual, politics is a competition between partial truths.
I swear I do not understand the amount of ink/time being spent on Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.