Cracked is now your personal adviser on avoiding click-bait. Step one would normally be to avoid Cracked, sadly, this is actually pretty good.
You’re probably asking why routine slips of the tongue continually become news headlines when they have absolutely no impact at all on the candidates’ positions or platforms, or what they intend to do in office, or how capable they are of doing it, or anything else. Good fucking question! The answer is that many (if not most) people don’t follow politics in order to find out who to vote for as part of their duty as citizens living in a democracy. They follow it purely as a form of entertainment. They’re like sports fans, rooting for their “team” to win.
GettyIf you think these folks are any less drunk than soccer hooligans, you’ve never been to a political convention.
And as you’re going to find out, virtually all political news coverage is written to appeal to those people. They’re the most rabid “consumers” of news, and their traffic is the most reliable, so the news is tailored to appeal to them.