Interesting to consider how we are manipulated without even knowing.
Well, perhaps we are manipulated or perhaps we are not. I doubt I'm making much sense. Have you ever seen the film They Live directed by John Carpenter. This 1988 American science fiction horror film follows an unnamed drifter who discovers that the ruling class are aliens concealing their appearance and manipulating people to spend money, breed and accept the status quo with subliminal messages in mass media.
The film Is based on Ray Nelson's 1963 short story Eight O'clock in the Morning.
With the craziness of Cheltenham on the horizon from 13th - 16th March you have to wonder whether there is someone doing the very same thing to get punters betting.