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Scandals are useful because they focus our attention on problems in ways that no speaker or reformer ever could.
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Scandals have been part of society from the beginning modern culture, dating back to ancient Greece. Scandals are, in essence, a deviation from society's decorum. They draw public attention, since they have profound impact on society, while, in deep contrast, they are the result of actions of a few.   Scandals draw public attention to specific issues, forcing public discussion and immediate action and help cure society ailments in the long run.

Scandals are the public manifestation of internal issues of society, public figures or organizations, either within the private or public sectors. Scandals trigger public discussion, regarding the fundamental issue lying within, for which the scandal is only the symptom, or ‘tip of the iceberg’, if you will. The discussion that the scandal incites is beneficial, since public attention is more easily drawn to short term issues which are easier to comprehend, when measured on the vast scale of the entire population and political parties. Nevertheless, by requiring immediate action, they call forth the discussion on the fundamental issue, for which long term solutions are required. Opposed to public speaker and reformers, who try to incite public discussion for long term solutions directly, scandals focus public attention, through the symptom, to the core problem.
The public’s reaction to scandals can be compared to a body’s reaction to a vaccine. Analogous to a castrated virus of the flu vaccine, the scandal effect is local, though it does take its toll, triggering a weakened response of the body, such as a slight...


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