He used charm, others’ personal tragedies and fake celebrity endorsements. How Christopher LaVoie cast his reality show and reeled in successful entrepreneurs and even Oprah Winfrey.
“I thought, ‘You can become this,’ so I tried to prove it.”
This account of a man and his pursuit of wealth and success may sound like an old-fashioned soap opera involving a lot of drama and scandal, but it’s really about the power of the Internet and the way we can instantly seek out information about people from all over the world.
And as we watched the results of Sunday night’s debate, it was clear that politics is as much about the internet as it is about the real world. To get to the bottom of politics, we need to know where our leaders are coming from, and that’s on the internet.
We want to know: what are the key issues that matter to you, who do you support, who do you oppose and why; as well as where one candidate or another stands on those issues, and what they stand for?
With more and more candidates competing for your vote, we rely on what we know about them, what their campaign websites say and what they say on social media.
We also have to know the difference between a good candidate and a bad one. Most of the voters out there have never seen a candidate like Donald Trump, or a politician who has never been on such a stage as the one we are living through now.
I spoke with Christopher LaVoie – who in 2012 launched the “reality” show, “American Pickers“–and his brother, Robert, who is the creator of Fox News’s “Fox & Friends” to find out what makes for a good or bad candidate.
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Sitting down with LaVoie at the New York City headquarters of Trump Properties is like sitting down with the president himself in the Oval Office.
“I’m sitting across from Donald. He is extremely cordial,