Chadwick noticed that President Tinker's interest in Ashby was a little more than just being cordial so he interrupted him to divert his attention.
"You seem to have an interesting twist on democracy, Mr. Tinker" he began. "Give the people what they want, make sure you're doing your best to keep them happy but what about the drudgery of actual government? How do you keep the infrastructure of your world going if you're an entertainment network? How do you make laws and regulate industry?"
Chadwick had another thought, one he dared not raise at this point for the sake of diplomacy: Who did his network ultimately serve? The people or the sponsors?